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HEATH NOTES: The fitness tracker that can tell if you’re getting depressed

An electronic body tracker could help doctors diagnose depression and anxiety disorders.

The device is made up of headset, wrist bands and an ankle bracelet, monitors heart rate, level of sweating, respiration and diameter of pupils. The data is collected and analysed by computers.

It is estimated one Briton in six suffers from anxiety or depressive disorder at some point. Some remain undiagnosed due to patients’ failure to recognise and report symptoms. However, physical symptoms can be used to indicate potential problems early.

The device (pictured) is made up of headset, wrist bands and an ankle bracelet, monitors heart rate, level of sweating, respiration and diameter of pupils

The device (pictured) is made up of headset, wrist bands and an ankle bracelet, monitors heart rate, level of sweating, respiration and diameter of pupils

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