Early warning app for bipolar disorder, Dr. Venet Osmani
Dr. Venet Osmani gives us a frank insight into bipolar disorder, a serious and in most cases deadly mental disorder of unknown cause, and proposes an “early warning system” based on a mobile application. Early stage patients have to report their status and answer the app questionnaires, while results are being considered by doctors and specialized staff in an effort to further explore this grave disease. Interviewed by Yannis Rizopoulos for Tech Talks Central.
Venet Osmani, Dr.
Senior Researcher, Mobile & Ubiquitous Technologies Group, CREATE-NET
Venet Osmani leads the group on human behavior and mobility within UBiNT research area at CREATE-NET research centre in Trento, Italy. He is interested in data mining techniques that can be used to analyze human behavior and the way this information can be applied in healthcare applications, specifically patient monitoring and correlation with the disease. In this area he is involved in three health related projects, MONARCA (Bipolar disorder), ACube (Cognitive decline) and INTERSTRESS (Chronic stress management). He is also a member of the Steering Committee of Pervasive Health conference and supervises a number of students and lecture in University of Trento. During 2009 he was a visiting researcher at Georgia Tech and previously he was with TSSG at Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland where he finished his PhD. During that period he was a visiting research student at Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) in Singapore. He was born and spent his childhood in Pristina, Kosovo.
Interviewed at the MOBIHEALTH 2014, the 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies", that took place in Athens, Greece, November 3–5, 2014