Apple working on technology that can detect depression, anxiety, cognitive decline in users — and some observers are not thrilled

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Apple is developing technology to help diagnose depression and cognitive decline in users through sensor data related to mobility, physical activity, sleep patterns, and typing behavior, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The Journal added that researchers are aiming to “tease out digital signals associated with the target conditions so that algorithms can be created to detect them reliably” on Apple devices.

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Detection of anxiety and autism also are in the works, the New York Post reported.

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