MYND - a smart pill dispenser for high functioning mental health patients.
Entrepreneurship / Product design / Mental health / Bipolar disorder
The National Alliance For Mental Health states that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.— 43.8 million —experience mental illness in a given year, such as depression, anxiety disorder, schizoaffective disorder, adhd, ocd, or others. 2.6% of adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder. [source: Mental Health By the Numbers]
Discontinuing medication for long periods of time can result in the medication to stop working, therefore limiting treatment options.
needs from patients & doctors
For tracking mood and other health condition -
Along with medical treatment, doctors advise patients to monitor their condition using a mood charting sheet. This helps patients gain perspective but proved inconvenient.
Patients are looking for more private and efficient ways: to save, visualize, and share data with their doctors. Essentially they are looking for more autonomy.
Doctors often worry about their patients forgetting to take medication.
MYND is a smart pill dispenser for high functioning mental health patients. MYND utilizes the moment a patient takes medicine to track symptom-related data. It aims for its users : collect accurate data over time, share with doctors, to provide information that can lead to better decision making when it comes to treatment.