U.K. firms team up to develop mental health-tracking wearable devices

By Nick Paul Taylor

Cambridge Cognition and Ctrl Group have teamed up to develop mental health-focused wearables. The initiative will tap into Cambridge Cognition’s experience making software to test for depression, schizophrenia and dementia in an attempt to bring Fitbit-style monitoring to mental health.

Interest in the tracking of mental health metrics using wearable devices has ticked up over the past year, in which period big names including Medtronic have begun to make moves in the sector. And the nascent market has now attracted Cambridge Cognition, a United Kingdom-based tech company that has already gained clearance to market a mobile app for assessing cognitive health in Europe. Cambridge Cognition is hooking up with Ctrl Group for the wearables initiative, which is aiming to have prototype products ready in the back half of this year.

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