EUGENE, Oregon, November 11, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Health Ksana, a behavioral health company that uses technology to deliver personalized information and interventions to improve mental health care, today announced a partnership with NatureQuant bring the company’s NatureScoreMT technology in Ksana Health’s behavioral healthcare and research platforms. In addition to NatureScoreMT, NatureQuant provides a suite of tools to monitor, quantify and assess contact with nature.
The partnership makes NatureQuant’s NatureScoreMT technology available to researchers through Ksana Health’s Effortless Assessment Research System (EARS), an end-to-end solution for mobile sensing and momentary ecological assessment (EMA) research. Through this collaboration, Ksana Health and NatureQuant are leveraging passive and continuous measurements and data aggregation to support research on the positive impact of time spent in nature on health and well-being.
“We are delighted to partner with an organization that shares a commitment to promote exposure to nature as a public health tool, leveraging data to inform personalized interventions,” said Dr Nick Allen , co-founder and CEO of Ksana Health. “We are delighted to be able to include the measurement of time spent in nature in our mental health applications. Our collaboration with NatureQuant delivers on our promise to provide mental health practitioners and patients with new ways to make positive changes in behaviors that impact well-being. “
A growing body of research confirms that the time an individual spends in contact with nature is an important determinant of health, linked to cognitive benefits and improved mood, mental health and emotional well-being. Given the growing challenges of maintaining mental well-being, expanding access to effective and cost-effective interventions is essential. Among the many interventions available, few are as simple and effective as going out into nature.
To determine the specific environments that are the strongest determinants of health, NatureQuant has synthesized several remote sensing technologies of natural elements (as well as human modifications) to map the entire United States.MT the area is strongly associated with a longer and healthier life.
“We are more out of touch with nature today than at any time in history,” said Jared Hanley, CEO of NatureQuant “Ironically, technology can be an important tool in getting us to spend more time in quality in natural spaces that really improve the quality of our lives. “
Ksana Health’s partnership with NatureQuant follows the company’s invitation to join the Anthem Digital Incubator, an invitation-only initiative providing resident businesses with opportunities for growth and education. During Ksana Health’s residency with Anthem, the company will pilot a new technology for healthcare practitioners called Vira through a collaboration with Beacon Health Options, a leading behavioral health services company with approximately 37 million members. . Earlier this year, Ksana Health announced seed funding led by re.Mind Capital, the new global mental health fund backed by Christian Angermayer.
ABOUT KSANA HEALTH
Ksana Health was founded in 2019 in Eugene, Oregon to translate tools and discoveries developed by the Center for Digital Mental Health at the University of Oregon into products and services that transform care and research into Mental Health. Led by Dr Nick Allen, professor of clinical psychology with extensive research and clinical experience, and Will Shortt, a seasoned software business leader and startup CEO, Ksana Health aims to empower clients, practitioners, administrators and researchers of digital tools that define the future of mental health.
ABOUT NATUREQUANT, LLC
NatureQuant is a technology and research company that provides a suite of tools to monitor, quantify and assess natural features and nature exposure. NatureQuant seeks to improve public health by developing strategies and interventions for the use of these green spaces through innovative technology. NatureQuant’s tools should encourage practitioners, policy makers, businesses and individuals to think about how they can create, maintain, use, promote and improve access to nature.
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