Where we are
Tech is providing behavioral therapy tools to increase awareness of mental health triggers and allow self-management. The Flow headset provides brain stimulation to treat depression. Habitware’s Keen smart bracelet vibrates when it senses compulsive behaviors like nail biting, interrupting the compulsion and enabling the brain to rewire in the direction of healthier habits.
Where we’re going
Just like in physical healthcare, there is massive potential to provide personalized mental health plans using AI. Individual histories and amalgamated data sets will offer an array of opportunities to treat conditions from mild anxiety and stress to serious mental illnesses.
How to think about it
Technical solutions for physical health are long-standing, from surgical tools to heart monitors – whereas mental health has been more theoretical until recently. As the mind opens up, as will specific treatments – pick a niche and own it.