Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;42(4):611-625. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2019.08.003. Epub 2019 Sep 25.

Assessing Cognition Outside of the Clinic: Smartphones and Sensors for Cognitive Assessment Across Diverse Psychiatric Disorders.

Author information

1
Division of Digital Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
2
Division of Digital Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA. Electronic address: jtorous@bidmc.harvard.edu.

Abstract

Traditionally, the assessment of cognition and the administration of cognitive therapies has been performed in the clinic, but with modern technology, this clinic-centric view is changing. This article explores the landscape of digital devices used to measure cognition in settings outside the clinic. These devices range in mobility from user-friendly mobile devices to setting-specific devices able to provide powerful, robust cognitive therapy and living assistance in the comfort of a patient's home. Although these methods remain in early stages of developmental, initial studies suggest they may prove useful in treating patients with serious mental illnesses in a widespread clinical setting.

KEYWORDS:

Cognition; Dementia; Mental health; Mental illness; Schizophrenia; Smartphones

PMID:
31672211
DOI:
10.1016/j.psc.2019.08.003

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center