Several personal healthcare monitoring systems have been proposed to target somatic diseases and specific mental illness. This paper reports on the re:Mind system, which is a helpful tool that supports the treatment of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder. We developed the system as a hybrid mobile application to help bipolar patients self-monitor a set of parameters that are known to affect their illness while also allowing them to communicate with their physician. Based on data collected from medical personnel, clinicians, patients, patients’ relatives and persons akin to them, we created a user-friendly application while making it possible for the patients to customize the application to fit their specific needs. Preliminary testing with patients confirms the usefulness and effectiveness of our current application.
1. Proceedings of the International 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare (mobihealth ’14), 2014
mobile application; self-monitoring; bipolar disorder