Scientists in SG develop computer program that can detect those at higher risk of depression


Professor Josip Car (left), who led the study, and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine senior research fellow Iva Bojic. — Nanyang Technological University/ST/ANN

SINGAPORE: Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) have developed a computer program that can detect individuals who are at a higher risk of developing depression.

The predictive program analyses a person's physical activity, sleep patterns and circadian rhythms through data from wearable devices, such as Fitbit watches.

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