Interdisciplinary application of smart technology in psychiatric care

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The popularization of smart technology is a global phenomenon. The increasing ubiquity of smartphones offers the potential to apply smart technology in areas such as healthcare and behavioral change interventions. Mobile health services may enhance the effectiveness and resolve the shortcomings of traditional medical services, which cannot continuously and instantly track changes in disease symptoms. The popularity of mobile phones has led to the emergence of mobile health applications. Mobile health applications use active and passive methods to collect data and transmit information. Studies have confirmed the feasibility and acceptance of these applications in assessing and detecting diseases and in mental health interventions. In this article, the limitations of traditional psychiatric medical diagnosis and the opportunity to develop mobile health using information and communication technology are discussed, and related empirical research on using smart technology to evaluate and detect symptoms is explored using the example of bipolar disorders. In addition, the benefits and future prospects of onset alert and the development of healthcare models for action are highlighted. In the future, we look forward to developing mobile health applications that meet the needs of healthcare in Taiwan. Furthermore, we recommend more research and investment in related fields to accumulate more extensive empirical evidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)

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