Technology Bundle ID
TAB-3687

A Mood-Machine-Interface as an Intervention for Emotional Self-Regulation in Real-Time

Applications
Software / Apps
Linked ID
E-142-2020-0
Lead Inventors
Hanna Keren (NIMH)
Co-Inventors
Argyris Stringaris (NIMH)
ICs
NIMH
This technology relates to a closed-loop controller that is being developed as a phone app for emotional self-regulation in real-time. There is a significant association between emotion dysregulation and symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating pathology, and substance abuse, affecting millions worldwide. Consisting of a closed-loop controller that adjusts reward values in real-time according to individual mood response, the Mood Machine Interface technology compensates for adaptation to stimuli over time allowing it to generate substantial mood changes in the user. This provides a quantitative assessment of mood that is independent of the user being aware of the experimental goal.
Commercial Applications
The technology fills a market need for a widely accessible and useful intervention measure for personalized emotional self-regulation in a non-clinical setting for individuals suffering from such symptoms.
Competitive Advantages
This technology provides a superior alternative to current technologies, which are qualitative, and where participants are aware of the experimental goal.

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