For a young man suffering from bipolar disorder an app was able to predict an emerging manic episode — and help avoid a hospital stay — more than a week before his closest friends.
"This was very exciting, because in psychiatry we use mostly subjective measures," said Dr. Dror Dolfin, a senior psychiatrist at the GEHA mental health center in Israel. Dolfin has been running clinical trials of new technology created by Israeli start-up Lifegraph.
"A day-to-day plot of the course of this person's manic episodes — it was looking at an X-ray for the first time," he said. "We don't have that in psychiatry."