The ‘eddii’ app can recognise unhealthy patterns and help change them
The eddii virtual health buddy app, was recently launched in India in the run up to the World Diabetes Day, solves that problem by gamifying health tracking and management.
“While there have been significant advancements in diabetes treatment that make it easier to control, lifestyle-choice tracking has been slow in many regards, focussing primarily on presenting data rather than engaging the user and teaching them how to take charge of their health,” said Farhaneh Ahmadi, Founder and CEO, eddii. “The team of scientists, artists and engineers at eddii created a solution that allows people to take charge of their relationship with chronic illness.”
eddii is an AI-powered virtual character that guides users. Advanced technology allows the chatbot to examine that data and identify patterns. For example, some people will discover that within hours of eating a certain food, their mood shifts. “Once people can identify patterns that impact their physical and emotional health, they are empowered to make positive changes. eddii cheers them along every step of the way,” added Ahmadi.
The eddii interactive health buddy team worked with a psychologist to build techniques common in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy into the app. That means eddii can recognise unhealthy patterns and help you change them.