May 7, 2013 Tom Doub, Ph.D., CEO, Centerstone Research Institute
It is time to challenge our current notions of diagnosis and seek a better understanding of the biological foundations of the brain so that we may develop more effective treatments and even cures. If successful, this agenda will move mental health into the mainstream of health, where it belongs.
Emerging research suggests that a new software program called “SimSensei” may be able to use facial cues and body language to detect depression using Microsoft's Xbox Kinect. ... This is currently an active area of research in several academic centers around the world, and computers have long been effective in recognizing human emotion. This work has significant implications for behavioral health as we begin to think about how to more effectively leverage technology solutions to provide better care.