Thymia uses neuropsychological-based video games to assess a user’s mental health before and in between clinician visits.
Clinicians are often burdened with admin tasks and activities which then reduces their time with patients. Further, current mental health assessments often use questionnaires that can be prone to bias. Thymia has created an end-to-end solution to combat both of these problems, working from the first visit with the clinician to the end of their treatment. Clinicians can feel empowered with more information about the patient, as well as patient outcomes being improved.
Fun and enjoyable video games are used to understand cognitive patterns associated with depression and related disorders. Thymia analyses thousands of facial micro-expressions with their video feature, looking for any depression characteristics using artificial intelligence. Additionally, with sound processing technology, speech patterns are analysed, to look for clues in conversations. This system makes mental health assessments faster, more efficient, accurate and objective.
First, patients log onto the Thymia platform to play video games or e-activities – They determine if the user has depression and the severity. A reference point is then created from that evaluation. Next, the clinician will see the patient for their first session. From the data gathered from Thymia and the clinician consultation, a clinical case is created with an initial treatment plan. In-between visits, patients can log onto Thymia, and resume the continuous remote monitoring. Over time, any changes are accounted for, therefore allowing both the patient and clinician to gain a deeper understanding of their condition and to make changes to treatments if needed.
Thymia follows general principles from Privacy and Security by design. This is an approach to systems engineering that seeks to ensure protection for the privacy of individuals by integrating considerations of privacy issues from the very beginning of the development of products, services, business practices, and physical infrastructures. Further, the platform is fully compliant with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and adheres to AI ethics and safety guidelines set by the Alan Turing Institute. They use the highest level of cybersecurity certifications, and also can work with National Health Service patients.