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Recovery Funds PTSD App “iHeal”

Posted in Agency News, Recovery Projects/Awards by Recovery.gov on May 17, 2011

The National Institutes for Health has awarded two Recovery Act grants totaling $1 million to support scientific research to develop a new mobile application called “iHeal.”  Scientists at the University of Massachusetts-Worcester and the Massachusetts Institute for Technology are testing an app that responds immediately to physiological changes in a person suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or substance abuse and proposes an appropriate intervention. Researchers say the technology would recognize “stressors that threaten a patient’s recovery and then [deliver] evidence-based interventions exactly at the moment of greatest need.”

If you think this app sounds pretty intelligent, it is! Learn how iHeal will work by visiting the HHS Recovery Site.

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  1. Scottsdale Homes said, on September 24, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I visited the HHS Recovery site and that technology does look impressive! Very exciting stuff, I will watching to see how it progresses.

  2. Reinaldo Lopez said, on October 5, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I am a Disabled Iraq War Veteran diagnosed with PTSD and it would be interesting how this will really help veterans and our conditions. I visited HHS Recovery Site and believe that there is a concern for this technology used in many other ways than what it is intended for. Look forward to reading more and getting more real world information.

    Mobile technology is very promising and know that it will do good for all Veterans.

  3. Pamela "Iphone App Maker" Hudgins said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    @Reinaldo

    I’m so proud for you guys you fought for our country! Cheers!

    And I hope this program will continue to flourish and support more war vets and injured soldiers…

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