There are over 1,100 million people who have a mental disorder worldwide, of which 268 million suffer from depression and 800,000 people yearly die from suicide. According to WHO, mental illnesses are the leading causes of disability-adjusted life years worldwide, and depression accounts for one third of this disability. In 2010, the global cost of mental illness was estimated at nearly $2.5 trillion (two-thirds in indirect costs) with a projected increase to over $6 trillion by 2030. In spite of these figures, treatments for mental disorder work and suicide attempts are partly preventable if doctors and caregivers monitor the treated patient mental health progression adequately. However, the healthcare and treatment of psychiatric patients are still inefficient because there is a lack of systems providing real-time information of the patient. In response, eB2 has developed MindCare, a mHealth solution that addresses the current lack of a real-time heath status monitoring for mental disorder patients.
The objectives were focused on defining the technological, commercial, and financial tasks to achieve the completion of our technology and start sales in Q3-2022.