Tom Insel MD of Mindstrong on Technology in Medicine (Interview with Cody Rall MD)

Thomas Insel MD was the director for the National Institute of Mental Health for 13 years and oversaw Billions of dollars in government spending on neuroscience research. Today he is a co-founder and president of Mindstrong Health, a company that focuses on smart phone data to diagnose and treat mental illness. We start our conversation on his transition from NIMH to Mindstrong and end with a discussion on the vast amount of opportunity that is opening in the medical and mental health fields because of technology.

Digital Peer Support System with Sunrise Health- Shrenik Jain at Psychiatry Innovation Lab

Sunrise Health is a digital peer support system integrated with Artificial Intelligence to give the user extra support during times of need. Today we speak with the founder and winner of the $10K Psychiatry Innovation Lab prize, Shrenik Jain.

Boosting Mood of Seniors with Artificial Intelligence- Cognova at Psychiatry Innovation Lab

Cognova is an adaptive, interactive, online reminiscence tool available on any computer, tablet, or smart phone. Caregiver's enter patient's demographics, then click go. Our intelligent algorithm does the hard work figuring out which link from our database to show next.

Braintap Interview: Cody Rall MD explains future of Mobile EEG

Dr. Patrick Porter is the CEO of Braintap, a revolutionary Audio Visual Entrainment Headset that has won numerous awards. Dr. Porter interviews Dr. Cody Rall on the future of Mobile EEG, including the Muse Headset, and explains the potential for devices such as the Brainstap Headset.

SHARK TANK for mental health: Psychiatry Innovation Lab competition for startups and tech ventures

Finalists and Semi-Finalists were invited to present their ideas live, ‘Shark Tank’-style, to a panel of judges at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, May 6th, 2018 in bustling New York City. The panel gave the finalists feedback and finalists got the unique opportunity to collaborate with industry experts and Innovation Lab audience members to refine and improve their ventures for the future.

What is Pro-Consciouness Medicine? With Quantum University (Paul Drouin MD and Cody Rall MD)

Dr. Paul Drouin is the founder and president of Quantum University and is calling for a pro-consciousness medicine movement. His long career in both conventional and integrative medicine has shaped a unique view that is changing healthcare as we speak. We must understand the healing power of the mind.

Brain Profiler with Dr. Avi Peled

Dr. Avi Peled wants to rewrite the textbooks of Mental Healthcare. He has been studying computational neuroscience and computational psychiatry for over a decade and feels that the time for changing the way we diagnose and treat mental illness is near.

Microsoft Kinect with Dr. Calvin Yang

Dr. Calvin Yang wants to use the Microsoft Kinect to do mental status examinations during clinical visits. He feels that this will reduce charting time and improve examination metrics. Dr. Yang was awarded $20,000 in Google cloud credits for his initiative which won the Psychiatry Innovation Lab Technology award, sponsored by Google.

Preventing Domestic Violence with Team Safe Hear

Team Safe Hear wants a solution to domestic violence. They propose using a hands free smart phone application that detects domestic violence through sound, followed by an alert and intervention.

PILL-EZ wants to design a smart pill dispenser 

Pill EZ was formed by medical students Ashmeer Chima, Shanekkia Black, and Ruwaydah Hasan from Morehouse School of Medicine. The group plans on designing a smart-pill dispenser that would not only remind a patient to take their medication, but also educate them on what they are taking.

Online CBT Program with Dr. Jeff Clark 

Jeff Clark is a resident at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He took home the Grand Prize Award for best overall venture at the Psychiatry Innovation Lab for his project called Slumber Camp, an online CBTI program. Stay tuned for his pitch and a candid interview to learn more.

Hope Assist with Dr. Irfan

Mindset app with Ravi Chacko 

Ravi Chacko is a researcher and MD PHD Candidate at Washington University in St. Louis. He and his partner have designed a mental health therapy app that interfaces with the Mio Heart Rate Monitor. I also asked Ravi about his research with brainwaves, autonomic nervous system, and other areas related to neuroscience.

We Embrace with Ellen Oh

Today on Techforpsych we sit down with Ellen Oh, a designer from New York City who is developing an app called 'We Embrace' for foreign speaking pscyhiatry patients to improve communication with their physician. She has lots of interesting insights towards product design, development and entrepreneurship .

Machine Learning with Dr. Kammarauche Asuzu and Mackenzie Drazan

Dr. Kammarauche Asuzu and Mackenzie Drazan from Duke want to use Machine Learning to reduce emergency room visits of mental health patients

My Bivy/ Nightware with Tyler Skluzacek 

Tyler Skluzacek made a big splash in 2015 when the news media caught wind of his PTSD wearable in development to prevent traumatic nightmares. Tyler and I share the story of where we met at a hackathon in DC to brainstorm for the PTSD wearable and where he took it from there.

Alzheimer's Disease Navigation App with Alzhelp

Today on Techforpsych we sit down with Alzhelp (Akanksha, Michelle, and Priscilla) who met through a clinical neuroscience internship program at Stanford.They are designing an app for Alzheimer's patients to assist with navigation resources and caretaker safety. Alzhelp went on to win the Impact prize in the Psychiatry Innovation Lab.

Opioid Overdose Recovery Bracelet with Dr. Joseph Insler 

Today on Techforpsych we sit down with Dr. Joseph Insler, an addiction psychiatrist from Boston who is developing a wearable capable of delivering life-saving medicine to a patient in the event of a drug overdose. Dr. Insler went on to win the grand prize in the Psychiatry Innovation Lab.

Analyzing speech patterns with Jim Schwoebel from Neurolex Diagnostics 

Today on Techforpsych Interview series I speak with Jim Schwoebel who is developing technology that can assist health care workers to make various diagnoses. Jim won the 2016 psychiatry innovation lab for his ideas and plans to put the cash prize back into the company to further advance his cause.

Neurotechnology accelerator program (Neurolaunch) with Dr. Jordan Amadio 

Cody Rall with Techforpsych interviews Jordan Amadio about Neurolaunch, the first neurotechnology accelerator program Be sure to support for the Brain Games!

Neuroscience secrets from DJ master Enea 'Playin'Fields'

Cody Rall with Techforpsych interviews Enea 'Playin'Fields' to reveal neuroscience concepts that have made him successful in the music industry. Tune in for pearls of wisdom and check out the Cody Rall MD Youtube channel for more.