The MINDtick app was developed in South Australia by Flinders University and mental health technology developer goAct to assist with the early and accurate diagnosis and management of mental illness by allowing access to a person’s smartphone data. The app draws on mobile phone data, such as information about a user’s location, to see how a user is spending their day and if that changes over time. Changes in this pattern can trigger professional mental health intervention when necessary. MINDtick co-creator Associate Professor Niranjan Bidargaddi said the ability to track any person and gather this data raised the issue of consent. The app developers are therefore also working on ways to ensure people with mental illnesses can provide appropriate consent when using mental wellbeing apps. “The app is consciously monitoring changes that are happening in everyday life and looking for subtle changes,” he said. “There are algorithms that analyse […]