Skip to main content
KBS_Icon_questionmark link-ico

Using Smartphones and Wearable Devices to Monitor Behavioral Changes During COVID-19

4 Nov
Smartphone - Main

The first RADAR-CNS online seminar will focus on a recent paper by Dr Shaoxiong Sun from King’s College London and the RADAR-CNS consortium. ‘Using Smartphones and Wearable Devices to Monitor Behavioral Changes During COVID-19’ was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), the leading peer-reviewed journal for digital medicine and health and health care in the internet age.

The paper is available at:

There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.

To register to attend

This seminar is open to the general public, members of the RADAR-CNS consortium and our research participants.

The link to Microsoft Teams will be circulated to attendees ahead of the seminar.

About the speaker

Dr Shaoxiong Sun, is a Senior Research Associate, Department of Biostatistics and Health Informatics, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

He is part of the Technical Platforms Cluster, WP7 Devices and Platform of the RADAR-CNS project. His work focuses on the remote assessment of central nervous system diseases through wearables and smartphones using advanced data analytics.

Dr Sun joined King’s in 2018. He did his PhD at Philips Research and Eindhoven University of Technology. His area of expertise lies in signal processing and machine learning in the context of mobile health.

About the chair

Dr Faith Matcham is a post-doctoral research associate in the department of psychological medicine at King’s College London.

She manages the major depressive disorder work-package of the Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse- Central Nervous System (RADAR-CNS) study, coordinating an international multi-centre prospective cohort study examining the use of digital technology to measure symptoms and predict relapse in people with depression.

In addition to her research associate role, Dr Matcham is the research champion for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) for the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. This role focuses on ensuring the BRC is an inclusive work environment by enhancing D&I in research, education and public engagement.


Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse in Central Nervous System Disorders (RADAR-CNS) is a major international research project. It aims to develop new ways of measuring major depressive disorder, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis (MS) using wearable devices and smartphone technology.

RADAR-CNS aims to improve people’s quality of life and change how depression, epilepsy and MS are managed and treated. Data from mobile devices can give a full picture of a person’s condition at a level of detail which was previously impossible. This offers the potential to detect changes in behaviour, sleep, or mood before the individual themselves is aware of it. This could help them to predict – or even avoid – a relapse.

RADAR-CNS brings together clinicians, researchers, engineers, computer scientists and bioinformaticians from all over the world. It is jointly led by King’s College London and Janssen Pharmaceutica NV. The project is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative -- a Public Private Partnership set up between the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and the European Union). It includes 23 organisations from across Europe and the US.

Search for another event