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From the moment he wakes up to the time he goes to sleep, Spencer Roux keeps a digital remote in his pocket. The remote keeps a tally: each time he presses the button, it updates a daily count and uploads it to an online dashboard . Roux, a 29-year old engineer living in Dover, New Hampshire, was diagnosed with schizophrenia six years ago. He uses the remote to keep track of his auditory hallucinations — how many he hears every day, and at what times......
This spring, Torous and his collaborators published a three-month pilot study showing Beiwe’s ability to predict relapse in people with schizophrenia, which is crucial because earlier intervention means catching symptoms sooner, before they become harder to treat.