New dimensions and new tools to realize the potential of RDoC: digital phenotyping via smartphones and connected devices

Transl Psychiatry. 2017 Mar 7;7(3):e1053. doi: 10.1038/tp.2017.25.


Mobile and connected devices like smartphones and wearable sensors can facilitate the collection of novel naturalistic and longitudinal data relevant to psychiatry at both the personal and population level. The National Institute of Mental Health's Research Domain Criteria framework offers a useful roadmap to organize, guide and lead new digital phenotyping data towards research discoveries and clinical advances.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Actigraphy
  • Body Temperature
  • Computer Security
  • Computers, Handheld
  • Confidentiality
  • Data Collection
  • Fitness Trackers
  • Galvanic Skin Response
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Heart Rate
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Mental Disorders / psychology*
  • National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)
  • Phenotype*
  • Smartphone*
  • Social Participation
  • Speech
  • United States