Nashina Asaria: Mental health can be detected by mobile data

Nashina Asaris Bacorn, the Chief Commercial Officer of LifeQ, co-presented "How biology and technology can impact our health" at the Swiss Re Institute's NGIC 2017: Solutions for an ageing society conference at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue.

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"Insurance companies can address aging population by being proactive with healthcare services. For example in mental health an insurance company can do an early detection program for depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions and be proactive about managing the risk associated with these conditions.

We use systems biology and knowledge of physiology to create computer simulations of physiology. We actually model the cardiovascular system, which acts as a sensor for the nervous system and gives us indications of mental health. So with data from mobile devices we're able to early detect the onset of depression, anxiety, PTSD and the like.

By using mobile data streams, big data, and computational systems biology, we can influence the ability to get health information streams continuously. That will enable us to be more proactive and get better health outcomes.

As people age, quality of life becomes very important and health is a key asset to maintain this quality of life. Insurance companies would be best served by implementing tools and services for the aging population that help manage their health. Whether it's chronic disease or prevention of chronic disease, they can use health information streams to service those elderly better."