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Can talking to a bot help you feel better?

Fast Company (February 11, 2019)

“Last year I got diagnosed with clinical depression,” says Subhrangshu Datta, the CEO of CompanionMX, which makes an app that detects changes in moods by analyzing users’ voice patterns and activity levels.

Making AI More Emotional – Part One

Forbes (January 28, 2019)

Now the backbone of a mobile spin-off project that monitors the mental health of patients by analyzing behavioral patterns from voice recordings, Companion.mx, Cogito’s approach to emotional AI seeks to improve how we interact, rather than trying to make an algorithm that uses emotions as we do.

A new company just launched that can detect depression based on the sound of your voice — here’s how it works

Business Insider (December 18, 2018)

Cogito, a tech startup out of MIT, has raised $73 million with backing from Goldman Sachs and Salesforce Ventures. It boosts the quality of call centers’ customer service by analyzing customers’ voices and flagging when they’re unsatisfied.

Sensors & App Provide Mobile Mental Health Solution

Sensors Online (December 14, 2018)

CompanionMx launches its mobile mental health monitoring solution, Companion. A spinoff from its parent company, Cogito Corp., CompanionMx developed the Companion monitoring system to address the growing demand for better and more scalable evidence-based mental health.

Emotional Intelligence Startup Cogito Spins Out Mental Health Unit

Xconomy (December 14, 2018)

Cogito, the A.I. startup that wrings emotional intelligence cues out of the human voice, is training its focus on call centers and splitting off its behavioral health unit into a new enterprise called CompanionMX.

Cogito spins out CompanionMx to bring emotion-tracking to health care providers

VentureBeat (December 13, 2018)

Voice analysis company Cogito today announced it has created CompanionMx, a spinoff company made to bring emotion-tracking to health care providers. CompanionMx will build products that allow physicians to use voice analysis AI to track the well-being of patients with conditions like depression, bipolar disease, PTSD, and other anxiety disorders.

“We start to learn people’s patterns,” according to a clinical social worker using Companion with her patients. “So, for instance, if this person is always an 98, 99, and now they suddenly became a 20, the question is, what happened?”
– The Boston Globe