Technology Medical Devices
Developing Auto-Motive in conjunction with the Universities of Cardiff and Warwick and the charity Bipolar UK to support people with bipolar disorder which affects 1-2% of the population and costs the NHS £342M per annum.The system uses a smart phone app and sensors to monitor the mood, activities and sleep of users. It is intended to augment self-management programmes where the user is taught to recognise feelings and situations which may lead to a manic or depressive episode. However, because the condition often affects the ability of the person with bipolar to recognise these signs with adverse consequences. As Auto-Motive automatically analyses the data on mood and events which the user enters in the app and the activity and sleep data from the sensors it can provide objective measurements which can alert the user with an early indication of the problem.