A new study by Anirudh Krishnakumar, a PhD student at CRI research, and collaborators from Child Mind Institute and Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research in New York, just appeared in npj Digital Medicine.
The full text of the study is available here
The study examines wearable devices for tracking hand position in relation to the head, which can be used to monitor body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), recurrent, injurious behaviors directed toward the body, such as nail biting and hair pulling. The researchers found that using a new device, called Tingle, which includes thermal sensors achieves significantly higher accuracy in position tracking than past methods. These results demonstrate the importance of thermal sensors for position tracking and the suggest future applications of the Tingle wearable device in a wide variety of settings.