Medibio Limited, a world leader in objective measurement technology for mental health, announced today the release of a personal, mental health measurement technology app for Apple Watch users.With the Medibio app, Apple Watch users will be able to capture and process specific biometric features that reflect the performance of the body’s autonomic nervous system (ANS) to create an objective view of their mental health.
Users have the ability use the Medibio app in conjunction with Apple Watch where data will be collected using Apple’s innovative heart rate monitoring technology. A session, similar to an Apple Watch workout session, will begin. Data collected during the session runs through the Medibio app typically over a 24-hour period. That information then gets stored in Apple HealthKit and Medibio processes that data through a series of algorithms.
Medibio’s technology detects dysfunction within the areas of the body regulated by the ANS, and through proprietary data processing and algorithms, the technology correlates these anomalies to different mental health conditions. It is a profound discovery that for the first time provides a tangible, objective understanding of mental health. Mebibio’s technology platform also has the ability to annotate sleep and awake cycles through Apple Watch and show users up to ten of their most recent scan results.
The company’s product development plans include a clinical product that gives care providers the ability to effectively see how their patients are responding to care plans. The product will also allow care providers to better screen patients, aid diagnosis, monitor, manage, and risk stratify patients. In addition, the product will put the power of self-management into the hands of people around the world; dramatically changing consumer expectations of mental health and wellness apps.
Medibio’s Apple Watch compatible app is available in the Apple App Store today for Apple Watch Series 1, Apple Watch Series 2, and Apple Watch Series 3. The company’s Corporate Health offering launches May 1, 2018 and additional technology updates and added features will be commercially available starting mid 2018. Future releases will also support Garmin and Fitbit devices.
“The advent of objectively measurable mental health suddenly creates an obligation to make measurement of mental health available to everyone,” says Jack Cosentino, CEO of Medibio. “It is not just our company mission, but it is our obligation to society and to the world at-large to make our technology accessible to people everywhere.”