The SAM app helps users identify the inner conflict between their desire be healthier, and the emotional thought processes that hinder them. Dr. Roger Gould, Founder and CEO of Shrink Yourself & SAM is a physchiatrist and leading authority on adult physchological development. Dr. Gould wanted people to get emotional help anytime, anywhere in the time of need.
Abeyon partnered with Dr. Gould to create a digital therapy application using IBM Watson’s cognitive technology. Abeyon took customer conversations Dr. Gould had created and used IBM Watson’s Conversation (now Watson virtual Assistant) API, Natural Language Classification (NLC) API, and Retrieve and Rank (now Discovery) API to create a robust AI powered mobile application. The application enabled users to ask questions at the time of distress and get help immediately through an artificial intelligence based response system.
SAM coached the users through repeated interactions to recognize habits and the emotional struggles that underpin them. Users can learn how to have a healthier perspective about food: by learning the difference between appetite and hunger; how to eat mindfully; how to make decisions in line with their health and weight goals; and how to bounce back from temporary slips.