Deep Longevity, a unit of Hong Kong-listed Endurance RP Limited, has developed a web-based psychological test based on a deep learning model.
WHAT IT DOES
The online application called FuturSelf uses a novel AI human psychology model that estimates a user’s psychological age and creates a personalized mental health program based on their psychological profile.
The web service is based on the results of an academic research project by Deep Longevity in collaboration with Dr. Nancy Etcoff of Harvard Medical School.
Her Study published in the peer-reviewed biomedical journal Aging US has developed two digital models of human psychology. The first model is an ensemble of deep neural networks that can predict both the chronological age and the psychological well-being of a person in 10 years. The second model is a self-organizing map that can serve as the basis of a recommendation engine for mental health applications.
Anonymized data collected by FuturSelf is used to further develop the platform.
According to a press release, proponents of the study on which the online psychotest is based are working on a follow-up study on the impact of happiness on physiological measures of aging.
WHY IT MATTERS
The impact of the global pandemic on jobs has reduced productivity and increased absenteeism for workers around the world, prompting employers to modernize their approach to mental health.
However, “[e]Existing mental health applications offer general advice that applies to everyone but isn’t appropriate for anyone,” said Alex Zhavoronkov, Chief Longevity Officer at Deep Longevity.
Zhavoronkov emphasized that compared to other online self-help services, FuturSelf “is scientifically based and offers superior personalization”.
“Deep Longevity’s digital approach to mental health management creates an invaluable feedback loop that can help employees thrive by increasing their motivation and productivity, or allowing them to seek key emotional support when needed” , the company said in a statement.
Deep Longevity plans to offer FuturSelf as a B2B SaaS to insurance companies, corporations and other employers who want to keep an eye on the mental health and well-being of their employees.
The market launch of the psychotest app FuturSelf follows the web-based development of Deep Longevity COVID Risk Calculator, an online tool that can provide an estimate of the survival of a hospitalized COVID-19 patient. The calculator was built based on a deep learning model called BloodAge, which analyzes blood test reports from COVID-19 positive patients to quantify their aging process.
Also, Australia-based Cogstate launched its digital brain assessment tool earlier this year Cogmates in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The web and mobile platform renders a user’s Brain Performance Index, which is a measure of cognition such as B. Memory and decision making.