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MedTech Breakthrough Award Helps Individuals With PTSD, TBI and MDD

Shirley Amy
July 1, 2019

Healios, one of the forerunners in linking patients and providers via mobile technology, has just announced that its integrated digital solution for sleep specialists and their patients, otherwise known as Circady has been nominated by the MedTech Breakthrough Awards Program of 2019: as the “Best Sleep Monitoring Solution”.

The Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Circady, Corne de Jong, stated that: “While insomnia and other sleep issues affect millions of people globally, the sleep field is 20 years behind its time. We are committed to providing a solution through common digital technology that improves treatment access, efficiency and effectiveness – for both patients and providers. Being recognized with a MedTech Breakthrough Award just further validates our innovative and easy-to-use platform”.

As it stands, every year, approximately 25% of Americans develop insomnia. – A huge percentage; and when it comes to individuals who suffer from mental health, this double whammy is very serious indeed. And although it has to be said that CBD for Insomnia (CBT-i) is broadly regarded as the most effective holistic sleep treatment there is, being able to access it via private providers and sleep clinics, is not always possible.

Cohen Veterans Bioscience’s CEO and President, Magali Haas, MD, PhD, notes that: “Insomnia is a common symptom of PTSD and traumatic brain injury (TBI), [both of which] can have a debilitating impact on patients, and early intervention is critical to pre-empt disease progression associated with physical or emotional trauma. We think it is critical to support this technology in tracking sleep, which enables healthcare providers to define individual health trajectories and customize treatment to improve the everyday lives of those suffering from sleep disorders”.

About SleepWell

Cohen Veterans Bioscience set up the SleepWell program in order to fast-track personalized therapeutics and diagnostics for the purpose of helping patients achieve optimum brain health. Working in association with the EarlySignal Foundation and Healios, SleepWell is focused on developing next generation digital health solutions. Currently, their program is testing various innovative solutions on individuals who are suffering from  major depressive disorder, traumatic brain injury, and post-tramatic stress disorder.

About Circady

This is the name of SleepWell’s research program’s first licensed spin-off. It offers individuals  who want to optimize their sleep: a combination of 24/7 access to CBT-I, from where ever they are. This is generated through the combination of telehealth, wearable devices, and other cutting-edge mobile technology. Further, there is a mobile Circady Sleep Diary App, which is offered as a useful tool for all patients, as it lets them make a note of their daily events, some of which may be having a negative knock-on effect on their sleep pattern.

About Healios

Healios is a leading digital health solution provider. It works to link health institutions, medical providers and patients, via data science and mobile technology. Further, it specializes in the development of digital biomarkers, and remote patient monitoring solutions. It is currently taking advantage of the omnipresent wearable and mobile tech, with the smart use of machine.

Shirley Amy

Shirley Amy is a Holistic Health Specialist and professional writer who's published 4 books. Her  interests include optimum wellness, mental health, fitness, and positive lifestyle change. She holds University and College qualifications in the fields of Health Science, Nutrition, Mental Health, Fitness, Holistic Therapy and Aromatherapy.

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