Report: Google Wants to Monitor Users' Mental Health
America’s top mental health doctor, Dr. Tom Insel, is leaving his post as head of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health and joining ... Google.
Insel told a crowd at Chicago Ideas Week that he would like to use Google’s data-mining tools to diagnose and treat mental health at time when suicides in the U.S. are on the rise.
Insel said that he would like to develop a phone or a wearable sensor to measure a subject's mood, cognition, anxiety, and sleeping and eating patterns.
Mobile and cyber technology analyst Vivek Nasta told Shepard Smith that this will eventually happen. It's just a question of when.
"If they can limit it somehow, if they can allow someone to volunteer their 'mood swing inventory' to give scientists a better idea of how to prevent a suicide ... good," Nasta said. "But this is way, way beyond that."
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