This week’s innovations include an app that monitors depression in employees and 3D printing to help train surgeons.
Each week, PSFK.com with its partner Boehringer Ingelheim brings you a snapshot of five innovative ideas that are reshaping the health care industry. This week’s innovations include an app that monitors depression in employees and 3D printing to help train surgeons. Be sure to check out Boehringer Ingelheim’s Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages to stay on top of all things health.
MoodHacker Helps Employees Track Depression As Well As Overcome It MoodHacker is an app designed for companies to improve the wellbeing of their workforce, by giving employees tips to de-stress at the right moments. Developed by health technology firm ORCAS, the app was initially released to the public as a beta-version web app. Using techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Positive Psychology, the service offered personalized tips to help anyone reduce the symptoms of depression through actionable tasks. Now, the company wants to work with businesses to deliver the app direct to workers through employee assistance programs. Users log onto the service at the end of each day and rate their mood out of 10. They can also record the positive activities they've accomplished each day, whether it's exercising, a walk outdoors or even something as small as laughing with a friend. Based on this data, MoodHacker then recommends activities, articles and video that may be relevant to those who find themselves feeling down.