Tuesday March 31, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
This event will be recorded
Bipolar disorder is a chronic disease with unstable and unpredictable moods. Many individuals with bipolar disorder live very productive lives, but an episode of mania or depression can be devastating. The ability to access support in time to prevent an episode is key for living a stable life with bipolar disorder.
To this end, researchers at the University of Michigan Depression Center and College of Engineering have teamed up to create a program called PRIORI, which studies the acoustics of speech and the ability to predict mood state changes. This novel technology is designed to monitor moods with minimal effort from the patient.
To share information about this innovative new technology, and its potential to help individuals with bipolar disorder and other illnesses, the U-M Depression Center and Department of Computer Science and Engineering will present a Bright Nights community forum entitled, “Mobile Health Technology: Detecting Moods in Bipolar Disorder,” on Tuesday, March 31, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the downtown Ann Arbor District Library (corner of S. Fifth Ave. and William).
Dr. Melvin McInnis, M.D., FRCPsych, the Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression at the U-M Depression Center, will present a brief overview of bipolar disorder from a clinical and genetic perspective, and also provide information on new methods for monitoring moods. This will be followed by questions from the audience, and a discussion with expert panelists.
Bright Nights is open to the public and there is no charge for attendance. For more information, please visit the Depression Center website at www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or email@example.com.