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Wearable Systems to Counter Anxiety and Depression; Kat Houghton

June 24, 2020

Kat Houghton is helping to provide wearable systems to counter anxiety and depression. Kat has always been fascinated by the intersection of technology and psychology and she is now actively engaged in designing and testing systems to facilitate positive behavior change in a variety of populations. She co-founded ilumivu in 2009 (ilumivu.com) to provide software systems to researchers and clinicians to capture human data and deliver just-in-time interventions.

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  • “Mindfulness helped me become aware of my emotions especially the unpleasant ones. I can sense it quicker than before that it doesn't just explode out of me.”

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  • “Breathing is a huge part of it. It is my bridge and anchor.”

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