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Alleviating assessment

Life Science

Our blood can reveal a physical illness. A hairband may be equally helpful, so too a sympathetic text.

And now a Swiss startup has launched an app to support people with chronic illnesses such as asthma, migraines or bipolar disorder. Users respond to 3-5 daily questions, which help record their mood.

Next come data from smartphones and wearable devices on activities or sleeping patterns, as well as personal medical records and environmental considerations such as the weather.

An AI analyses all the information and makes suggestions accordingly, enabling those affected to assess challenging situations more effectively.

And break patterns of behaviour or avoid potential triggers. In a test study, 55% of participants acknowledged a positive impact on their wellbeing.

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