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Relationship between biometric data, social media posts and psychological scales

Grant number: 23/00950-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2023
Effective date (End): December 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Psychiatry
Principal Investigator:Taís Bleicher
Grantee:Gabriel Juvenal Reinert
Host Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


INTRODUCTION: Social medias are integrated in the everyday life of people, being a place toshare thoughts, opinions, and feelings, in a way that analysis of posts allow to identify mentalsuffering. In parallel, wearable technologies became popular, allowing to continuous gather dataabout sleep, physical activities, etc. Thus, there's a possibility to identify mental suffering throughthe data collected by wearable devices. OBJECTIVES: This project is based on the possibility toanalyses together the social media and wearable devices' data, to find a relation with individualmental state. METHODOLOGY: This project will use cardiac frequency data, psychometric scales'answers and public social media posts of volunteers to a qualitative analyses, in order to find arelationship between the date of Brazilian college students with and without possible depressiveprofiles.

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