MATTER Lab

MATTER (Mind-Assisting Technologies for Therapy, Education, and Research) is a research lab within the Child Mind Institute that builds and applies technologies such as wearable devices, mobile apps, and analytics tools to help diagnose, assess, monitor, and improve mental health.

Current initiatives include:

  • Devices that users wear to monitor and receive feedback about behaviors related to their mental health.
  • Smartphone apps that provide a convenient means of extending therapies from the clinic to the home.
  • A mental health database that contains questions from over 80 mental health questionnaires, all of the symptoms from diagnostic psychiatry manuals such as the DSM-5, and information about technologies related to mental health.
  • Voice analysis as it offers insight into mental health, from low-level voice features to high-level syntax and semantics of speech.

Click here to learn more about each of these initiatives.