Improving our mental health is becoming an increasingly important factor, especially in the face of COVID-19. To help with this, the team at BlueSkeye AI have been working hard to harness our world-leading face analysis and automatic human behaviour technology to create TrueBlue, a mobile phone solution that will allow people to objectively measure and record their mood, and to get a clinical rating of their mental health status whilst operating within a strict ethical and data privacy framework.
TrueBlue is now going through a process of medical device regulation, including clinical trials. Before we can commence our clinical trials, we are in need of beta testers and, of course, data to train our AI systems. It is of note that you do not have to have a mental health diagnosis to be a beta testing or data volunteer as we are interested in all degrees of mental wellbeing.
TrueBlue guides you through an interaction with a virtual agent called Kira using natural language. That is, you can just speak to Kira and the AI underpinning it responds appropriately, guiding you through your TrueBlue experience. In TrueBlue, you will be able to perform a short task resulting in a measure of your mood and mental health status which take about 5 minutes to complete. Current tasks include recording a mood diary, or reading a book out loud, and other tasks are planned.
Rather than taking the approach of the big-tech companies who grab as much of your data as possible, we have chosen to go the opposite way:
So, if you are as excited as we are about the promise of using technology to improve the lives of people struggling with their mental health, please consider joining our fantastic group of data volunteers. Signing up for Apple or Android is easy through our data volunteer programme sign up form.
Thank you, your support is really important to us!
Michel & Tosh
Founders & Co-CEOs of BlueSkeye AI
Your data will be stored on secure encrypted servers in the UK which are not accessible to the public Internet. When you upload your data we use two pseudo anonymous user identifiers; one for interaction data, and one for mental health data. This is done to ensure separation between the data, making it difficult to link a person to their mental health data even to BlueSkeye employees.
The only people who have access to your data are our machine learning engineers working on our depression recognition algorithms. Thanks to the use of dual user identifiers, it is not possible for them to readily see what mental health or personality information goes with a particular video or audio file.
No, we welcome everyone to use the app as we need people with all degrees of mental wellbeing to become data volunteers to help train Kira, including people who have no issues at all.
Yes, but we are still working out how well this works for people with an accent. Your use of TrueBlue will help us test and improve that aspect.
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Currently we are supporting android and iOS only. For iOS you need to be running IOS version 12.0 or later, and for android version 6.0(Marshmallow) or later. We are currently collecting a list of phones that the app is not working on.