CDMRP features DI’s M-SAT as 2017 Research Highlight
The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) recently highlighted DI’s mobile stress and anger management tool, M-SAT, as part of its 2017 medical research and development research highlights. M-SAT was highlighted because it targets the critical global issue of mental health, affecting more than 1/3 of the population. DI’s tool will help an especially vulnerable population in the US – military Veterans. Currently, around 33% of veterans suffer from psychological distress, most notably post-traumatic stress disorder, physiological stress, and anger.
M-SAT’s mobile health approach to reducing distress consists of a wearable wireless device capable of assessing stress biometrics in real time, a mobile patient application to classify, time-stamp and location-stamp stress events with integrate stress reduction techniques. M-SAT utilizes DI’s operational stress index (OSI) algorithm, which is capable of detecting stress with greater than 90% of accuracy. In a clinical sample, patients who used the system were significantly less likely to discontinue therapy while improving clinical measures of stress, anxiety, and anger in comparison to Veteran’s receiving standard CBT.
You can read CDMRP’s research highlight here.
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