Scottsdale, Arizona-based Magellan Health announced today that it has launched a pilot of Boston Children’s Hospital spin-out Neuromotion Labs’ Mightier, a biofeedback video game platform designed to help children regulate their emotions.
8 consumer-friendly digital tools to support behavioral health (mobihealth news):
“From virtual therapy to mindfulness and meditation aids, there’s little shortage of digital tools catching investors’ eyes and breaking into the crowded behavioral health market. Although a number of these services are positioning their business to focus on payers and employers, many others are taking their products directly to consumers via monthly subscriptions, one-time retail purchases or outright free downloads.
Of course, having a wealth of options and varying quality of evidence can make selecting the most effective digital tool quite a challenge. Here, MobiHealthNews has compiled a selection of eight such consumer-friendly behavioral health tools (Note: Basis, Calm, Simple Habit, Woebot, Muse, Vida Health, Headspace, AbleTo) that have recently been making headlines with new launches, funding or major product updates.” [Read more…] about Trend: Consumers increasingly taking care of their behavioral health via DIY tools like these
mHealth Research on Mental Health Taps Into One’s Tapping Habits (mHealth Intelligence):
“Healthcare providers looking to use mHealth in behavioral health treatment have long struggled to make the technology unobtrusive. But recent research suggests that remote monitoring of people with mental health issues could be done by analyzing their smartphone habits.
A recent report in the journal NPJ Digital Medicine suggests that a smartphone app that collects user activity in the background can help telemental healthcare providers measure that user’s daily habits and detect when those habits deviate. By combining [Read more…] about Mindstrong Health identifies digital biomarkers of cognitive function using smartphone data
“Ancient Greek philosophers were fond of the aphorism, “know thyself,” inscribed above the entrance of one of the Temples of Apollo at Delphi. One expression of this tradition, variably attributed to Socrates and Plato, is that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” Another, attributed to Aristotle, is “to know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.” And, according to Socrates, the path to such self-knowledge is through inner reflection, or what we now call introspection.
Thousands of years later, professions arose to help people know themselves better [Read more…] about From Mental Health to Behavioral Health…and back?
What: This year the conference is completely devoted to virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) technologies and behavioral change, exploring the application of immersive technologies for treating and researching addictions, ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis, pain, depression, psychosomatic illness and more.
Where: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge
291 Campus Drive, Stanford, California 94305
When: October 6–7th, 2017
–> To Learn More & Register, please click HERE.
The Conference in Context:
- Five reasons the future of brain enhancement is digital, pervasive and (hopefully) bright
- Infographic on the Digital Brain Health Market 2012–2020
- 10 neurotechnologies about to transform brain enhancement and brain health
- 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Enhancement in the Digital Age (December 5–7th, 2017)
- Neurotechnology can improve our lives…if we first address these Privacy and Informed Consent issues
“Digital health companies are going through an interesting transformation as research institutions realize the benefit of their technology to collect and manage data for a host of studies. The biopharma industry’s embrace of some digital health tools to manage the costs of drug development has led to more frequent collaborations with [Read more…] about Trend: Biopharma embraces digital cognitive assessments to identify behavioral health biomarkers