STrIVE: Social Training In Virtual Environments with augmented reality
Measuring facial expressions and emotions has the potential to revolutionise the management of healthcare issues. Changes in facial expression (FE) or emotional responses are features of depression, bipolar disorder, and social anxiety. Detecting FE with cameras does not allow ambulatory monitoring. For this feasibility project, we will develop a glasses-based emotion and behavioural monitoring platform and evaluate it with patients with major Depression. MOODspecs will enable accurate measurement of emotional facial expressions, voice analysis, physical activity monitoring and heart rate variability. This will enable earlier identification of treatment responses, stratification of patients into clinical sub-types and earlier intervention in non-responders.