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CompanionMx Earns Recognition from Johnson & Johnson Innovation Labs and Startupbootcamp’s Digital Health CT

PAN Communications (Oct 30, 2019)

CompanionMx™, Inc., a digital health technology company providing a platform to sense, understand and prevent mental health episodes, has earned recent honors as a winner of this year’s JPOD @ Boston Digital Health Technology QuickFire Challenge by Johnson & Johnson, in addition to their selection by Digital Health CT as one of 10 companies to participate in a medical technology and digital health accelerator program, run by London-based Startupbootcamp.

In line with National Suicide Prevention Month, CompanionMx announces…

The U.S. Department of Defense Selects CompanionMx™ for Suicide Prevention Study in Active Duty Naval Personnel

Business Wire (Sept 26, 2019)

CompanionMx™, Inc., a digital health technology company providing a platform to sense, understand and prevent mental health episodes, today announced the launch of a forthcoming study with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, with funding support from the Department of Defense, entitled, “Facilitating Assessment of At-Risk Sailors with Technology (FAAST).” FAAST will evaluate the efficacy of the Companion™ System, based on a smartphone-enabled, upstream suicide prevention intervention in active duty naval personnel.

Dr. Carl Marci Podcast Interview

Boston Herald Radio (August 22, 2019)

Boston Herald Radio’s “On the Mend” podcast with Lexi Cohan. This week, newly appointed Chief Medical Officer of CompanionMx Dr. Carl Marci, joins to talk about how technology has helped doctors diagnosis mental health issues.

CompanionMx Names Carl D. Marci, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer

Business Wire (August 8, 2019)

CompanionMx, Inc.™ today announced the appointment of Carl D. Marci, M.D. to the position of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Marci brings clinical, research and business expertise to this digital health technology company dedicated to preventing mental health episodes.

Voice monitor app identifies the early indicators of depression

The Times of London (June 15, 2019)

Scientists have developed an app that can detect whether a person has depression by analysing their voice and use of their phone. The app called Companion is already being used by doctors in America to detect whether a patient who is prone to severe bouts of depression is on the verge of an episode up to two weeks before the user themselves reports any symptoms.

20 Medical Device Startups You Need to Know

Medical Design & Outsourcing (May 21, 2019)

CompanionMX’s proprietary analysis of voice features — as well as smartphone metadata — produce key mental health metrics. The company claims the system has been able to predict mental health episodes two weeks in advance. Clinicians are able to triage care and proactively intervene to improve outcomes.

CompanionMx to Discuss Technology’s Positive Influence on Mental Health at Upcoming Conferences

Business Wire (April 25, 2019)

CompanionMx, Inc., the digital companion to sense, understand and prevent mental health episodes, announced its participation in two upcoming industry events: Imagination in Action and the Future of Health Technology Institute (FHTI) Summit. Sub Datta, CEO and co-founder of CompanionMx, will present on the role of AI-powered technology in monitoring behavioral vital signs to predict the onset of mental health episodes.

Insights from the 40th Annual Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference

By Victoria Smith (April 25, 2019)

Last month, the CompanionMx team was represented at the 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) in Washington, DC. SBM brings together academic and clinical scholars focused on applying the principles of behavioral change to medicine and clinical care.

What AI Can Tell From Listening to You

The Wall Street Journal (April 1, 2019)

Using the emotion AI technology developed by Cogito, CompanionMx analyzes patients’ voices along with certain behavioral data for changes in mood, affect or behavior. For instance, CompanionMx monitors smartphone activity to see if the patient is withdrawing from contact with others.

Improving medication adherence with technology

Pharmaceutical Commerce (March 18, 2019)

“If patients are engaged through a more holistic program, they feel empowered as an active and critical part of the process. Then we can meet them where they are through digital applications, clinician dashboards or other interventions,” says Sub Datta, CEO of CompanionMx.

Why Companies Want to Mine the Secrets in Your Voice

The Verge (March 14, 2019)

“The idea of having a sensor in your pocket that could monitor relevant behavioral activities is pretty powerful conceptually. It could be an early-warning system.” – David Ahern, Digital Behavioral Health program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

CompanionMx Among 25 Accepted to MIT Startup Exchange, STEX25

Business Wire (March 5, 2019)

CompanionMx, Inc., a digital health technology company focused on mobile behavioral health monitoring for patients and clinicians, today announced its acceptance to STEX25. STEX25 is an accelerator within MIT Startup Exchange comprised of 25 industry-ready startups that are poised for significant growth.

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,, 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.

BWH Innovators, App Developers Add Human Touch to Digital Health

Brigham Bulletin (May 24, 2018)

As digital tools simplify everyday tasks and transactions, patients and providers alike are looking to mobile apps to augment care at home and on the go. At the forefront of this work, BWH innovators are building, testing and deploying evidence-based, user-friendly technologies to improve patients’ lives.

Patients With Depression Test App That Tracks Their Mood, Activity

WBUR (July 1, 2016)

Most days, often around lunchtime, Marcia Chesterfield finds a quiet spot where she won’t be overheard for a few minutes, and pulls out her phone.

She opens an app called Cogito Companion, logs in and scrolls through a few screens until she see the red button. Chesterfield taps it to record a sort of audio diary entry.

“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