Role of Ubiquitous and Wearable Sensors in Understanding Human Mental Health

Published 06 May, 2023


With the prevalence of mental illness on the rise, it is becoming increasingly evident that early detection or control of symptoms is paramount. We can now make use of sensors in our everyday gadgets such as cell phones, wearables and PCs to collect digital data. Personal sensing is the process of gathering and interpreting data from sensors placed in everyday environments to identify human behaviors, perceptions, feelings, and attributes. This practice, known as personal sensing, involves gathering information from these sensors and analyzing it to identify human behaviors, perceptions, feelings and attributes. Wearables are particularly effective in tracking mental health problems due to links between physiological or behavioral states and psychological states.

In this special issue, we welcome submissions on the role of ubiquitous and wearable sensors in understanding and improving human mental health.

Topics covered:

  • Sensor technology for human mental health
  • Wearable sensors for monitoring depression and anxiety disorders
  • Wearable technology for the treatment of bipolar disorders in children
  • Wearable technology and mental illness: challenges and opportunities
  • Role of sensor devices in remote monitoring of schizophrenic patients
  • Smartwatches and wrist devices in the detection of human psychological states
  • Wearables for human health monitoring
  • Actigraphy devices as potential solutions for tracking abnormal sleep cycles


  • Submission deadline: 20 August 2023
  • Submission Instructions: Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select “Human Mental Health” on submission.

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