We're Transforming Mental Healthcare

  A4i is a digital health engagement platform to support people living with schizophrenia.

The landscape of mental health is in the middle of an awareness awakening. With a focus on inclusion, support and healing, A4i has tremendous possibilities to improve the lives of millions of people living with complex mental health challenges while reducing the burden on the healthcare system.

Our Mission is to extend care beyond the walls of the current mental health continuum, extend support, reduce isolation and provide insights on the risk of relapse. We help address key barriers to illness self-management and treatment engagement using an evidence-informed and empathy based adaptive digital intervention. This collaboration between MEMOTEXT Corp and CAMH helps patients, families, and providers as we improve outcomes and the bottom line.

Join the movement with us @A4i.me #MentalHealthisHealth

Excellence in mental healthcare, machine learning and digital engagement.

WHAT WE DO

Improve Support

We harness user-generated objective and subjective markers surrounding sleep, physical activity, and app usage in order to better understand the health of individuals with schizophrenia and to share their progress with providers.

Reduce Isolation

Peer-to-peer anonymized feedback is combined with evidence-based intervention content to support, inform and create a cohesive digital experience combined with features for care coordination and medication adherence.

Predictive Insights

Extensive experience in the power of machine intelligence allows us to learn, build the features and predictive models related to subjective and objective predictors in changes in health status and outcomes.

Digital Phenotyping

Evidence based strategies enhance wellness and coping through content personalization

Precision Content

Based on 4 identified domains; living with schizophrenia, social activation, stress and anxiety, motivation and cognition

Risk Identification

Personalized tools include goal tracking, ambient noise detection and short patient diaries for clinician review

Increased Engagement

Using personalized prompts, lead-ins and scheduling of activities to increase socialization and community participation

Care Provider Dashboard

Clinician tools for virtual care and home monitoring to facilitate higher levels of care coordination

Curated Newsfeed

Provides an anonymous peer-to-peer support platform and opportunity to safely connect with others

Sound Detection

Ambient noise detection for assessing validity of auditory hallucinations

Features

Why A4i

Effective care engagement is routinely challenged by brief, infrequent clinical contacts, heavy cognitive demands and system constraints.

 

A4i Addresses:

  • Social Isolation – negative feelings can result in withdrawal from activities and avoidance of the outside world
  • Low Self-Management – limited community-based supports and dissatisfaction with the standard care is common
  • Non-Adherence – medication and engagement adherence is only about 50% among people with schizophrenia

 

“Our limitations in better supporting people with illness self-management and challenged treatment engagement, with medications and otherwise, frequently lead to a rapid deterioration in mental health and major setbacks including hospitalizations. Our current efforts, from services to systems, are not enough.” – Dr. Sean Kidd, Associate Professor University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Associate Yale Department of Psychiatry. Chief Psychology Division, CAMH.

 

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average
likes per user

79%

liked a post at
least once

63.2%

of users shared a post

80%

would download A4i
in the app store

Testimonials

  • the app supports my wellbeing, helps me have peace of mind
    and staying on track to be well

  • my favorite features of the app were the feed because I like to read and share and the other is 'notes to my doc' which is very helpful - enjoyed how many likes they got on postings

  • pill reminders and voice recorder - helped sort out what I was
    hearing was hallucination vs real

  • Big time! This app can change lives

Want to learn more about A4i and what we can do?

About

A4i is a joint venture between CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and research centre and MEMOTEXT Corp, a leader in machine learning and evidence based development of precision digital patient engagement.

The App4Independence (A4i) digital/clinical team brings together an optimal skill set for developing and commercializing an industry leading behavioral health technology in the mental health space. Our team will leverage proven expertise in clinical and digital-health success and co-commercialize a digital health intervention to improve the lives of individuals with schizophrenia.

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Milestones

UPCOMING: multi-site provider validation and RCT Initiation
A4i selected to lead Panel Discussion at 2018 BIO International Convention
Named 1 of 10 companies changing healthcare by Scientific American
Multi-cohort feasibility testing completed in Q1'18 on Android and iOS platforms
Evidence-informed prototype validated with patients, families and clinicians
JLabs 2016 Quickfire Challenge Winner

Our Team

Dr. Sean Kidd

Dr. Sean Kidd

Chief Scientific Officer
    Amos Adler

    Amos Adler

    Chief Executive Officer
    Dr. Klara Vichnevetski

    Dr. Klara Vichnevetski

    Industry Partnerships
    Konrad Powell Jones

    Konrad Powell Jones

    Commercialization Consultant
    Linda Kaleis

    Linda Kaleis

    Lead Data Scientist
    Jesse Bigelow

    Jesse Bigelow

    Peer Support Specialist

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      Interested in helping to transform #mentalhealth? Want to test the A4i app? Have content you want to share with people living with schizophrenia?   Volunteer with us!

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      Contact Info

      MEMOTEXT, Amos Adler
      7 Belmont St Toronto ON M5R 1P9 I 1-877-MEMO-TXT

      CAMH, Dr. Klara Vichnevetski
      33 Russell St, Toronto, ON M5S 2S1 I 416-595-6056