Thymia is a pioneering startup in the mental healthtech field that employs AI technology inspired by video games to diagnose and monitor mental health conditions. Rather than relying on subjective questionnaires, the platform engages patients in specially curated video games. These games leverage neuropsychology, linguistics, and machine learning to identify indications of mental health issues and track treatment progress over time.
The gaming tasks may involve activities such as verbal description of animated scenes or memorizing moving objects like bees.
As the users engage with these games, the platform's software anonymously examines three crucial data streams:
- Voice: both how someone speaks and what they are saying (to pick up acoustic and linguistic cues)
- Video: micro-expressions, movement and eye-gaze (which can help track current mood)
- Behavioural measures, including tapping, reaction times and error rates (which can help detect the severity of mental health problems and measure treatment response)
The software identifies data patterns indicative of mental health symptoms to help clinicians pinpoint a diagnosis more quickly and accurately.
Funding led by: Kodori Ventures
Participation from: Entrepreneur First, Syndicate Room’s Access, Calm/Storm, Form Ventures, Amanda M Cardinale, Nadav Rosenberg
Total Funding Amount: $2.7M (bringing total to $3.5M)
Funds Use: The raised funds will be used to expand the reach and capabilities of the company's technology.
About: Thymia is a healthtech company that develops gamified AI tools. The company's mission is to improve mental health diagnostics through innovative and accessible technology.