A Gamified AI-Based Group Therapy Platform for Kids

We provide children and youth with a safe, social space to help them join a community of peers while offering them group therapy services at an affordable price.

Every Child Deserves Mental Healthcare

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Why It Matters

It is well known that most mental illnesses have their root in childhood. However, a significant number of children worldwide do not receive the support they need mainly due to financial issues, lack of accessibility, and social stigmas surrounding mental health issues. If left undiagnosed and untreated, children’s mental problems may become chronic and lead to more severe disorders disrupting their entire life later.

Furthermore, mental health issues have drastically risen ever since the Covid-19 outbreak with the widespread social isolation imposed by lockdowns. Currently, “suicide” is the second major cause of death in teenagers in North America. Consequently, it is vital to constantly screen our children and youth’s mental health and seek help before it is too late.

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children have a mental health problem or are at risk of developing one worldwide.
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of children with mental disorders do not receive specialized treatment.
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of North American children are diagnosed with a mental illness every year.
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of mental disorders have their onset during childhood or adolescence.

What We Offer

To enhance children and youth’s mental health status and help them lead happier lives, we have developed an AI-based gamified social platform that offers group therapy sessions for those between the ages of 5-17. A certified counselor with experience in child psychology oversees each session, encourages them to interact with each other through having group discussions or doing play therapy activities, and teaches them healthy coping mechanisms

Our Emotional AI works as an assistive diagnostic tool that provides counselors and caretakers with a comprehensive, analytical report of the child’s mental health status across multiple sessions to enable a more accurate diagnosis. It would also alert caretakers to seek further treatment if necessary. Also, offering a gamified, safe atmosphere helps motivate children and youth to show up more enthusiastically and communicate with other members more collaboratively.

Our Application Will Constantly Keep You Posted on Your Child’s Mental Health.

How Our AI Works

Our app uses a wide range of visual, auditory, and lingual cues, along with general psychiatric indicators to assess the children’s mental health status across multiple sessions.

An Automated Tool Sensitive to a Variety of Triggers

Visual Analysis

Our Emotional AI analyzes visual inputs, including body gestures and facial expressions, to understand emotions expressed.

Auditory Analysis

Speech rate, frequency, pitch, and loudness, among other speech patterns, are also monitored to evaluate the user’s emotional state.

Lingual Analysis

We have also trained our AI to update its assessments to detect any apparent mental health issues based on certain trigger words.

HOW IT WORKS

Our AI model ensures a consistent mental health assessment of the child and their progress throughout multiple sessions with different counselors.

1. Install the App

All users, including kids, caretakers, and counselors need to install the app on their smart gadgets to use the service provided.

3. Book a Session

The sessions are suggested based on the kid’s information, with similar peers picked at random through the same process.

5. Play a Warm-up Game

All children engage in an icebreaker game initiated by the assigned counselor to improve intimacy, teamwork, and collaboration.

7. Receive the Feedback

The AI-based platform would then provide the caretakers as well as the counselor with a comprehensive report on the wellbeing of the child.

2. Create an Account

The caretaker goes through a registration process providing details about the kid including age, mental health and any behavioral problems.

4. Join the Room

The child/youth joins the group therapy room booked before and gets to introduce themselves for a couple of minutes.

6. Talk or Play Therapy

Depending on the age group and other behavioral patterns, the session would then move toward either discussions or play therapies.

8. Take the Action

Based on the analytical reports throughout multiple sessions, caretakers can take the necessary action if any serious mental problem is detected.

1. Install the App

All users, including kids, caretakers, and counselors need to install the app on their smart gadgets to use the service provided.

8. Take the Action

Based on the analytical reports throughout multiple sessions, caretakers can take the necessary action if any serious mental problem is detected.

7. Receive the Feedback

The AI-based platform would then provide the caretakers as well as the counselor with a comprehensive report on the wellbeing of the child.

2. Create an Account

The caretaker goes through a registration process providing details about the kid including age, mental health and any behavioral problems.

6. Talk or Play Therapy

Depending on the age group and other behavioral patterns, the session would then move toward either discussions or play therapies.

3. Book a Session

The sessions are suggested based on the kid’s information, with similar peers picked at random through the same process.

4. Join the Room

The child/youth joins the group therapy room booked before and gets to introduce themselves for a couple of minutes.

5. Play a Warm-up Game

All children engage in an icebreaker game initiated by the assigned counselor to improve intimacy, teamwork, and collaboration.

1. Install the App

All users, including kids, caretakers, and counselors need to install the app on their smart gadgets to use the service provided.

2. Create an Account

The caretaker goes through a registration process providing details about the kid including age, mental health and any behavioral problems.

3. Book a Session

The sessions are suggested based on the kid’s information, with similar peers picked at random through the same process.

4. Join the Room

The child/youth joins the group therapy room booked before and gets to introduce themselves for a couple of minutes.

5. Play a Warm-up Game

All children engage in an icebreaker game initiated by the assigned counselor to improve intimacy, teamwork, and collaboration.

6. Talk or Play Therapy

Depending on the age group and other behavioral patterns, the session would then move toward either discussions or play therapies.

7. Receive the Feedback

The AI-based platform would then provide the caretakers as well as the counselor with a comprehensive report on the wellbeing of the child.

8. Take the Action

Based on the analytical reports throughout multiple sessions, caretakers can take the necessary action if any serious mental problem is detected.

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An Insight into Our AI App

1. Welcome:

to the online social world of gamified mental health services for children. The reason for many of the changes here is that one of our target audiences is comprised of teenagers, so we should keep in mind that they might be the ones who are installing the application and registering on their own.

2. Sign Up:

Create a user account to join the online community of Understory Kids.

3. User Information:

Complete the registration process with the user’s info.

4. Sessions:

Book a session that suits your schedule, or join one you have already booked.

5. Icebreaker:

Play an ice-breaker game to get to know other group members.

6. Video Chat:

Start communicating with the counselor and other group members.

7. Report:

Receive feedback to learn more about the user’s mental health status.

8. Loadout:

Unlock a large number of skins and accessories for your avatar.

1. Welcome
2 .Sign Up
3 .User Information
4. Sessions
5. Icebreaker
6. Video Chat
7. Mental Health Report
8. Loadout
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Features

With Understory Kids, Keep Track of Your Child’s Mental Health Journey!

- Gamified

A gamified social space to make it easier for children and youth to express themselves

- Comprehensive

Providing caretakers with a comprehensive report of the mental health assessment of their child

- Self-Trained

Using deep learning algorithms, our AI model trains and corrects itself to be more accurate

- Supervised

All sessions are supervised by a certified counselor with experience in child psychology

- Cost-Effective

Offering mental health services at lower rates in comparison with in-person sessions

- User-Friendly

Providing a safe, enjoyable, and rewarding user experience to let the user know they are not alone