The Eliza app makes mental health tracking as easy as talking to yourself

Sounds like an interesting approach. Wonder if it works. Might be worth trying it out!

LittleMsMobile

Makers of an app called Eliza want to make it as easy for people to track their psychological well-being as it is to track their physical fitness.

The Eliza app asks users to record a voice memo, say, venting about an issue they’re dealing with at work or simply reflecting on their day. The app turns the user’s speech into text that’s ready for sentiment analysis.

After each memo is quickly analyzed, Eliza generates an infographic that shows users whether they sound happy and calm, mostly, or maybe stressed and in need of support from friends and therapists. It also lets users see, over time, how they’ve been feeling.

The idea is to get people to counseling, or at least to talk with someone they love and trust before they find themselves dealing with unmitigated and debilitating levels of depression, anxiety or other mental health issues.

Developers Kathryn Hodge, a junior at Vassar College, and Tae Hong Min, a senior at Lehigh University, used IBM Watson and Twilio…

Read the entire article from TechCrunch here: The Eliza app makes mental health tracking as easy as talking to yourself

 



If you liked the post, please share:

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *