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Mental Health Wearables Talk (for Distribution) 5 4 15

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Talk I developed and delivered for The Wearable Adoption & Monetization Summit in San Francisco, April 20-21, 2015.

Please let me know if you believe I have missed any wearables in this space I have missed. Thanks.

This talk is derived from work I have done on The Digital Mental Health Project. Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/1ES2kim

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Mental Health Wearables Talk (for Distribution) 5 4 15

  1. 1. + Mental Health Wearables April 21, 2015 Craig A. DeLarge, Shana L. Washington, Cheryl DeLarge The Digital Mental Health Project, WiseWorking, LLC Copyright, 2015, WiseWorking, LLC
  2. 2. + Agenda  What is the The Digital Mental Health Project?  What are Mental Health Wearables (MHW)?  Who are the Players in this Space?  Some Conclusions & Insights?  What Can You Do To Help? Copyright, 2015, WiseWorking, LLC 2
  3. 3. + The Digital Mental Health Project Copyright, 2015, WiseWorking, LLC 3
  4. 4. + What is The Digital Mental Health Project?  My Sabbatical Project in late 2014!  An exploration of the ways digital technology is being used to preserve or recover mental health  A collection of ongoing of projects: research, publications and events to educate, curate and connect “digital mental health” “interesteds” to nurture responsible scale-up of this space  A call to address the “shadow elements” & barriers to scale up: 1) stigma/discrimination, 2) privacy concerns, 3) measurement accuracy & 4) digital divides Copyright, 2015, WiseWorking, LLC 4
  5. 5. + Copyright, 2015, WiseWorking, LLC 5 The Digital Mental Health Project is a portfolio of current & pending projects EventsPublicationsResearch Awareness & Use Survey Landscape Maps Social Media Listen. Analysis Podcast Series Peer-Reviewed Articles CME Course #mMentalHealth LI/TweetChat Mental Health Digital Innovation Challenge Mental Health Wearables Talk DataBase
  6. 6. + Why this Research?  Mental health is generally in decline around the world  Digital technology adoption growing  Digital adoption for mental health is early stage & needing attention, influence & responsible scale up  This space is full of opportunity & risk which must be managed well Copyright, 2015, WiseWorking, LLC 6 “There is no health without mental health.” Richard Carmona, US Surgeon General, 2002-6
  7. 7. + Digital Mental Health Applications across the Care Continuum Copyright, 2015, WiseWorking, LLC Prevention Diagnosis Treatment Maintenance • Social communities for education & stigma reduction • Mobile apps & sensors for diet, exercise, sleep & good relationships • MRI of the mentally well/ill brain • Predictive data algorithms for onset alerts • TelePsych for remote diagnosis • Social communities for support & education, • Therapy mobile apps for PE & CBT • Compliance app/sensor combinations • TelePsych for remote treatment • Virtual & Augmented Reality • Care coordination platforms to optimize interventions • TeleCare for remote interventions • Realtime data algorithms for onset alerts • Compliance app/sensor combinations Source: The Digital Mental Health Project
  8. 8. + What are Mental Health Wearables? Copyright, 2015, WiseWorking, LLC 8
  9. 9. + What are Mental Health Wearables?  The subcategory of wearables developed expressly to aid the preservation or recover of mental health.  A subset of a $400B annual global sector of energy or relaxation inducing products & services1 Copyright, 2015, WiseWorking, LLC 1 – Source: Thync 9
  10. 10. + Mental Health Wearable Applications across the Care Continuum Copyright, 2015, WiseWorking, LLC Prevention Diagnosis Treatment Maintenance • Mobile apps & sensors for diet, exercise, sleep & good relationships • EEG of the mentally well/ill brain • Predictive data algorithms for onset alerts • Virtual & Augmented Reality • Compliance app/sensor combinations Source: The Digital Mental Health Project
  11. 11. + Who are the Players? Copyright, 2015, WiseWorking, LLC 11
  12. 12. + MUSE The brain sensing headband Description: A brain fitness tool that uses EEG to teach users how to focus and sustain their attention through meditation based exercises with real-time feedback. Application(s)  Reduce stress  Boost attention  Learn to meditate  Measure brain activity for various brain-computer interface applications; open app development platform Effectiveness: Several randomized clinical trials underway in different population groups at tier 1 universities; first results mid-2015. Level of Adoption: Unknown Anxiety.org Accessed 3/29/15
  13. 13. + Thync Wearable Mood Modification Description: 1st consumer wearable using neurosignaling algorithms to shift people’s state of mind in areas related to energy, calm, and focus. Application(s)  Reduces the brain’s response to stress  Helps people monitor their mood at will  Helps to achieve certain mental states without stimulators Effectiveness: 82 volunteers experienced significant stress reduction and 97% of these, greater relaxation vs placebo Level of Adoption:  Trialed in over 3,000 people  Launch scheduled in 2015  Substitute for procedures, drugs & chemicals 1 The Daily Dot “Thync prepares to launch a mood-altering wearable” October 24, 2014 Images of the device not available.
  14. 14. + Spire Wearable Breath Tracker Description: A wearable that measures breathing patterns throughout the day and notifies users when tense Application(s)  Tracks the frequency & magnitude of breathing  Notifies users when tense  Tracks steps and activity  Provides breathing retraining guidance Effectiveness: Currently planning clinical studies with Stanford, UC Davis, Alliant University, and Harvard University among others. Level of Adoption:  Began shipping January 2015 1 The Daily Dot “Thync prepares to launch a mood-altering wearable” October 24, 2014
  15. 15. + IMEC Wearable Health Monitor Description: Neurological electroencephalographic (EEG) headsets Application(s):  Stress reduction  Sleep Apnea detection Effectiveness: N/A Level of Adoption: N/A 1http://vandrico.com/wearables/device/imec-eeg-headset
  16. 16. + Neurosky Mindwave NeuroFeedback EcoSystem Description: A headset that measures the brainwaves & provides feedback Application(s)  Gameplay based on focus & calmness (Crooked Tree Studios)  Aiding study attention & focus (Nervanix)  Stress reduction & mindfulness (ZenZone) Clinical Effectiveness: Research institutions have attested to the quality and effectiveness of NeuroSky's technology1 Level of Adoption:  UK’s National Health Service (ZenZone)
  17. 17. + PSIOUS Virtual Reality Psychotherapy Description: A virtual reality tool that administers prolonged exposure therapy Application(s)  Exposes patient to anxiety ridden scenarios, i.e. flying, needles, driving, bugs, public speaking, tight spaces, public spaces, heights  Allows therapist to witness & coach patient’s experience Effectiveness: VR has 90% success rate. Psious has similar effectiveness in 2 pilots w 6 BII Phobia patients over 8 weekly sessions. Stanford University, University of lllinois & UNAM are currently running studies. Level of Adoption: 90+ private clinicians + top institutions such as Stanford & USC using it.
  18. 18. + Conclusion & Insights Copyright, 2015, WiseWorking, LLC 18
  19. 19. + Applications are Broad & Promising! Copyright, 2015, WiseWorking, LLC Prevention Diagnosis Treatment Maintenance • Mobile apps & sensors for diet, exercise, sleep & good relationships • EEG of the mentally well/ill brain • Predictive data algorithms for onset alerts • Virtual & Augmented Reality • Compliance app/sensor combinations Source: The Digital Mental Health Project
  20. 20. + Business Model Potentials Go Significantly Beyond Device Revenue Device $ X X X X X X In-app $ X X X Software License X Data Algo. X X X X X X Research Methods X X X X X X App Stores X Copyright, 2015, WiseWorking, LLC 20
  21. 21. + More Efficacy than I Thought; in Very Early Adoption Stage and Broad Payer Prospects Efficacy Y? Y Y? ? Y? Y Adoption ? Y ? ? Y Y Who Paying? C P? C C E A A C P TD HCP A Copyright, 2015, WiseWorking, LLC 21 C – Consumer P – Payor E – Employer HCP – Healthcare Professionals TD – Tech Developers A – Academia
  22. 22. + Chief Barriers for Continued Work Socio-Cultural-Legal  stigma & discrimination  measurement accuracy  privacy concerns  affordability  funding Technical data integration & insights desirable form factors lack of apps battery life
  23. 23. + How We Can Contribute to this Space’s Progression? Work to Address Barriers Continue to Efficacy Evidence Envision & forge partnerships integrating into present prevention & treatment platforms & regimens
  24. 24. Copyright, 2015, WiseWorking, LLC 24 Now for Questions & Hopefully Answers! For further discussion, reach me at: 215-530-1411 craig@wiseworking.com

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