Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the healthcare sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising mental health startups.
Heat Map: 5 Top Mental Health Startups
For our 5 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 310 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
Clarigent Health – Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning For Diagnostics
Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based mental health technologies provide clinicians with valuable methods and tools for diagnosing and treating mental illnesses such as major depression, anxiety disorders, cognitive and memory problems in adolescents, adults, and senior individuals.
The US-American company Clarigent Health develops a platform based on AI and machine learning (ML) to detect mental health conditions early-on. The platform acts as a clinical decision support tool providing medical staff with insights into suicide ideation and other mental health issues.
7Cups – On-Demand Coaching & Virtual Therapy
Mental health services focus not only on people with mental issues or those who need continuous therapy and monitoring. Some of them are designed to help in critical situations or if a person feels lonely, sad, stressed, worried, or just needs emotional support for different situations such as the current lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
In Your Corner, a US-based company, creates the mobile app 7Cups to provide an on-demand, real-time support service with licensed mental health counselors & coaches. The counselors & coaches help individuals in their personal and professional development by introducing them to meditation and breathwork techniques. Consultations are available 24/7 on an anonymous basis thanks to the mobile nature of the service.
Moodpath – Mood Tracking Services
Mood tracking services assist people with depression and bipolar disorders, among others. The services provide support through difficult times and guide affected individuals toward recovery faster – in an engaging manner. Engaging patients through such services also increases the overall recovery rate.
The German startup Moodpath is a mental health companion, asking questions daily in order to evaluate a person’s well-being and screen them for symptoms of depression. The app periodically generates an electronic document with monitoring results, that can be used for consultation with a healthcare professional. It also provides educational videos and psychological exercises to strengthen mental health.
Meditopia – Meditation Apps
There are a variety of mental health programs with differences in complexity, depending on the individual’s condition. Some of the programs include instructions for relaxation, deep breathing and other techniques to help manage stress and anxiety.
Meditopia, a Turkish startup, develops a meditation app with the aim to reduce stress, sleep well and find calm for body and mind. The app offers personalized meditation sessions, bedtime stories with a variety of topics to choose from and music to relax.
Sentio Solutions – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Monitoring
People suffering from anxiety, depression and bipolar disorders need continuous monitoring and support tools, to help them manage their own emotions and track all changes in emotional habits or patterns on a daily basis.
The USA-based company Sentio Solutions builds Feel, an emotion-sensing wristband together with an app, that provides real-time monitoring and personalized interventions for individuals with anxiety or depression. Sentio’s solution for Augmented Mental Health uses a combination of evidence-based behavioral techniques (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology) and the company’s proprietary emotion recognition technology.
What About The Other 305 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 mental health startups showcased above are promising examples out of 310 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.