Category: Best Device/Application Innovation
Mason-based Clarigent Health is working to create an artificial intelligence and machine learning tool that will help health care providers detect warning signs of suicide ideation or other types of mental illness.
Depression affects nearly 43.8 American adults and more than 300 million people worldwide. As an important mental health issue, hospitals, families and communities are looking for ways to provide support for their loved ones. That’s where Mason-based Clarigent Health comes in.
Nearly two years ago, the national suicide outbreak took on a local face with the death of Gabriel Taye of Westwood, who was 8. At about the same time, Hamilton County reported that youth suicides in 2016 had hit 13, the highest number in 20 years.
Alarmed health officials and caregivers across the region mobilized. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, with the nation’s largest pediatric mental health section, is leading some initiatives, and others have arisen from local nonprofits and entrepreneurs.
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