Digital Therapeutics (DTx)

2023/06/22

Utilization of Digital Technology in Mental Health and Psychiatry (Part 6)

The Second Part: Application of Digital Technology to Major Depressive Disorder

Research has reported that digital therapy using VR is effective in supporting the treatment of depression. Here is a discussion of VR digital therapy, for which expectations are growing, from the perspective of Dr. Amano, a practicing psychiatrist.

Nanao Amano

2023/06/15

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #32)

MEDITA, Technology Accompanies “Living”

MEDITA, one of femtech company in Japan, has been conducting research and development on body temperature fluctuation using wearable sensors. However, they released “Aidy” in Dec 2022, the service that helps improve the productivity of working women. The contents of the service and the background that led to its release will be explained, along with an interview with Ms. Tanaka, CEO of MEDITA.

Dr. Shinpaku

2023/06/01

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #31)

The Second Part: NTT PARAVITA, Supporting a Colorful Life in Your Way

NTT PARAVITA is a joint venture between NTT West, which uses ICT to solve local social issues, and Paramount Bed, which boasts the top share in Japan for medical and nursing care beds and mat-type sleep sensors. This article presents an interview with Mr. Wataru Mizukami, who is providing business support to NTT PARAVITA, regarding the uniqueness of the company and its future business development.

Dr. Shinpaku

2023/05/25

Digital Health from a Healthcare Perspective (Part 10)

Japan's Largest App for Atopic Dermatitis Patients “Atopiyo”

Dr. Miyazawa, a dermatologist, will explain “Atopiyo,” an application that allows users to record and share skin symptoms in text and “images” to support the early recovery of people suffering from atopic dermatitis.

Sakura Miyazawa M.D.

2023/05/18

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #30)

The First Part: NTT PARAVITA, Supporting a Colorful Life in Your Way

As the importance of sleep has been attracting attention in recent years, Dr. Shinpaku will explain NTT PARAVITA's various services that utilize ICT to address sleep issues, as well as the sheet-type sleep sensors and applications that are used in these services. 

Dr. Shinpaku

2023/05/11

Utilization of Digital Technology in Mental Health and Psychiatry (Part 4)

Operation and Current Status of Apps for Eating Disorder Treatment

While many health management apps are on the market, there are still few apps for eating disorders. Dr. Amano, a psychiatrist, explains the expectations and challenges of using apps for medical treatment.

Nanao Amano

2023/04/20

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #29)

The Second Part: cotree, Creating a Society Connected by Kindness

This article presents an interview with Ms Nishioka, CEO of cotree Co., Ltd, which is developing its business and services in the area of ‘mental health x IT’ with the aim of becoming an infrastructure for mental health care.

Dr. Shinpaku

2023/04/06

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #28)

The First Part: cotree, Creating a Society Connected by Kindness

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the increased use of online counselling services, and ‘cotree’ is one of the largest services in Japan. In this issue, Dr Shinpaku will focus on the ‘cotree’ and explain its features.

Dr. Shinpaku

2023/03/09

Discussion on Digital Health

Online Roundtable Discussion Among Clinical Doctors 【Part 6】

This issue will be the last “Sleep and Sleep Tech” online roundtable discussion with clinical doctors, attended by doctors interested in the current focus on “sleep tech.” The topic will evolve into implementing apps in the medical field, cognitive behavioral therapy, and more. 

LSMIP Editorial Office

2023/03/02

Utilization of Digital Technology in Mental Health and Psychiatry (Part 3)

Alcoholism and the Development of Therapeutic Apps

CureApp Inc.’s therapeutic app for alcohol dependence began clinical trials in Japan in January 2023. Dr. Amano focuses on the app and explains alcoholism and therapeutic apps from a psychiatrist’s perspective.

Nanao Amano

2023/02/16

Psychiatry and the Potential of Digital Tools(Series #5)

The Second Part: Brief Cognitive Function Assessment Scale in Middle Age and Beyond “The MCI Screen (Atama no Kenko Check)”

In the previous article, we provided an overview of “The MCI Screen (Atama no Kenko Check)” as a cognitive function scale is expected to detect mild cognitive impairment (MCI) at an early stage. In the second part of issue, Dr. Y, a psychiatrist, will explain the specifics of the system and examples of its use in clinical research.

Dr. Y

2023/02/01

Psychiatry and the Potential of Digital Tools(Series #4)

The First Part: Brief Cognitive Function Assessment Scale in Middle Age and Beyond “The MCI Screen (Atama no Kenko Check)”

It is said that “prevention” of dementia is the key to early detection and intervention to delay the onset of the disease. The “The MCI Screen (Atama no Kenko Check),” a cognitive function scale for healthy people with no complaints of cognitive decline, is expected to be useful for the early detection of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Dr. Y, a psychiatrist, will explain this assessment scale in detail.

Dr. Y

2022/12/29

Discussion on Digital Health

Online Roundtable Discussion Among Clinical Doctors 【Part 5】

Continuing from the previous meeting, doctors interested in “Sleep Tech” will gather to discuss “Sleep and Sleep Tech” frankly. This time, they will discuss topics such as smart rings and mindfulness.

LSMIP Editorial Office

2022/11/29

Discussion on Digital Health

Online Roundtable Discussion Among Clinical Doctors 【Part 4】

Doctors interested in “Sleep Tech,” which has been the focus of much attention in recent years, were invited to gather to discuss “How does Sleep Tech work?” They will also talk about the effects and impressions of using it and ask each other about sleep-related topics. The content of this session is a casual read about “Sleep and Sleep Tech.” In this issue, we present the first of three roundtable discussions.

LSMIP Editorial Office

2022/11/17

Digital Health from a Healthcare Perspective (Part 9)

The Second Part: Tapping into the Challenges of Diabetes and Lifestyle Management, Health2Sync

“Health2Sync,” provided by H2 Inc, a Taiwan-based health tech company, is the first application in Japan that can be linked to CGM data from Abbott Japan devices. Continuing from the first part, Dr. Amano, a diabetes specialist, will explain the details.

Natsu Ono M.D.

2022/11/10

Utilization of Digital Technology in Mental Health and Psychiatry (Part 2)

The Second Part: Apps and Wearable Devices in Sleep

Japan beginning in FY2022, the introduction of therapeutic apps in medicine is expected to gain momentum. Dr. Amano will discuss the expectations and challenges of introducing therapeutic apps for insomnia treatment from a psychiatrist's perspective.

Nanao Amano

2022/11/04

Digital Health from a Healthcare Perspective (Part 8)

The First Part: Tapping into the Challenges of Diabetes and Lifestyle Management, Health2Sync

Health2Sync, which aims to support people's health with the “power of digital,” provides “Health2Sync,” a healthy lifestyle support application for self-management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, and “Health2Sync Platform,” a cloud service that enables medical institutions to view the data of the application. Ono M.D., a diabetes specialist, will explain these services.

Natsu Ono M.D.

2022/10/28

Utilization of Digital Technology in Mental Health and Psychiatry (Part 1)

The first part: Apps and Wearable Devices in Sleep

This is a new series in which Dr. Amano, a psychiatrist, and occupational health physician will explain the “Utilization of Digital Technology in Mental Health and Psychiatry” from her knowledge as a specialist. The content of this first issue is “The first part: Apps and Wearable Devices in Sleep.”

Nanao Amano

2022/08/04

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #21)

The Second Part: TechDoctor Moving Toward an Era Where Data Improves “Wellness”

TechDoctor announced in June of this year that it had raised 500 million Japanese yen in a Series A round. We will explain the company's technology, focusing on an interview with Kazushu Minato, CEO of TechDoctor, a fast-growing medical data analysis startup.

Dr. Shinpaku

2022/07/21

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #20)

The First Part: TechDoctor Moving Toward an Era Where Data Improves “Wellness”

Digital biomarkers, which can acquire and analyze data that is difficult to obtain with conventional biomarkers, can contribute to shorter time to diagnosis and earlier treatment. The “SelfDoc.” wearable outpatient solution for psychiatry and the “SelfBase” medical data analysis platform developed by TechDoctor, Inc. which is involved in the development of digital biomarkers will be explained.

Dr. Shinpaku

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