July 25, 2016 - Health-eBrain Study Phase II Launch in Toronto at AAIC

GBFAI continued its investment in mobile cognitive assessments through the Health-eBrain Study Round II with a Phase 2 launch in the 3rd quarter of 2016. Funded jointly through the 21CBT partnership with BrightFocus Foundation, the study builds on Phase I results and is designed to develop a dynamic brain health profile through naturalistic tracking of caregivers over three months. Cognitive assessment tools like Cogstate and Resilience will be downloaded, along with DANA, for tracking. A virtual intervention for depression (Mindoula) will be offered to a subset of subjects within the study who meet a certain threshold for depression (combination of self-report and BHP/DANA). Other modules will include medication and symptom tracker, stress and sleep inventories, fitness/activity monitoring and the PERMA-Profile.

Dr. Martin Seligman, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and one of the founders of the field of positive psychology, defined five pillars of wellbeing: PERMA (positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, accomplishment). The PERMA-Profiler measures these five pillars, along with negative emotion and health.