Detecting activity during mental health hospitalization using wearable devices

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Inpatient psychiatric treatment settings provide care for individuals with a range of behavioral disturbances and psychopathology, which often manifests as profound alterations in the amount and nature of physical behavior. We aim to establish an efficient and consistent process to identify clinically significant levels of physical activity (e.g., sleep, restlessness, agitation) that could both prove useful for quantifying the overall level treatment success or failure in an individual patient, while also eventually providing real time support for clinical staff on the unit.