Centre for Mobile Computing in Mental Health
The Centre for Mobile Computing in Mental Health (CMCMH) has been exploring the role of handheld computers, cell phones and rich media in mental health since 1999. The centre aims to use these technologies to improve patient-doctor communication and to enhance the quality of care in mental health by providing caregivers with better information.
The centre's multidisciplinary team combines expertise in software design and development, human-computer interaction, clinical psychiatry and psychometrics. Their recent efforts have focused on mental health telemetry, which refers to using wireless technology to connect patients in the community with their mental health care providers; and animated mood self-report instruments, which refers to using animations instead of text in questionnaires to assist with identifying and communicating emotions.