Biogen, Happify Well being companion to supply digital MS help instrument

June 24, 2022

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Biogen and Happify Well being have introduced a partnership to offer a man-made intelligence-powered digital resolution for folks with MS referred to as Kopa, which is able to provide help for sufferers via training and engagement.

Jason Hawbecker

“Kopa for the MS group provides folks dwelling with MS a spot to debate the bodily and psychological challenges they’re going through with medical specialists,” Biogen’s head of strategic partnerships and collaborations, Jason Hawbecker, advised Healio. “They’ll have entry to curated content material — movies, articles, video games and actions — and [it will] assist folks develop significant connections with others coping with comparable well being points.”

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In keeping with the Nationwide MS Society, greater than 2.3 million folks worldwide stay with MS, together with greater than 1,000,000 in the USA, and girls are two to 3 occasions extra more likely to develop MS than males, Biogen stated in a press launch.

The Kopa platform will provide holistic well being and wellness help and entry to neurology suppliers, psychological well being specialists, dietitians and rehabilitation specialists, in addition to academic content material and sources, supplied with help from Biogen. The instrument is powered by Happify Well being’s proprietary AI know-how, which is able to personalize content material to a sufferers’ life levels, signs and pursuits.

“Kopa for MS additionally presents articles and knowledge from medical specialists and useful instruments for managing psychological and bodily well being,” Hawbecker stated. “The MS group in Kopa can also be free to make use of and accessible on-line and by way of the Kopa app.”

The Kopa app is on the market for obtain on Google Play and by way of the App Retailer.

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