Digital phenotyping and cognitive assessments in schizophrenia using smartphones: reality or pipedream?


  • App-based tools facilitate monitoring of symptoms in individuals with schizophrenia.

Why this matters

  • Schizophrenia affects ~1% of the global population; yet, despite evidence that early intervention can be effective, care is limited in many regions, especially low- and middle-income countries.

  • With smartphone ownership increasing worldwide, digital technologies and app-based tools could provide scalable and accessible care for schizophrenia.