The Opportunity ‘Is Huge’: Why Tech Developers Are Trying to Tackle Mental Health

July 20, 2018

(STAT News) – Here in the technology epicenter of the world, developers are increasingly writing code and launching products to try to disrupt yet another field: mental health. Even as big tech players have conquered the markets in industries like transportation and lodging, they’ve largely steered clear of mental health treatment. Now, however, with an influx of funding, companies are revamping pills with digital sensors, designing virtual reality worlds to treat addiction and other conditions, and building chatbots for interactive therapy.

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