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Mental health problems are a growing public health concern with an increasing public awareness in the last few years . According to the WHO, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Mental health is a very broad topic which comprises many different disorders. Having a broken leg is obvious and you get a lot of understanding in society. But what about mental disorders? Do you know how to identify if someone is suffering from depression? Or do you even know the mental diseases bipolar disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Since most people do not even know these diseases, they obviously cannot identify the symptoms. This master project aims to develop technologies which will revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of mental diseases, in particular OCD, by recognizing pathological behaviors in daily life with the help of sensor data from smart watches and Internet of Things (IoT).
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