Detecting anxiety to empower self-awareness and management for better outcomes.

Introducing Tully (previously known as the Anxiety Meter)

Tully provides a means to detect levels of emotional arousal, such as states of anxiety. Often anxiety can reach a state whereby the time the individual is displaying symptoms of anxiety, it may be too late for behavioural therapies to be optimally effective. Through patented algorithms, Tully measures an individual's heart rate and notifies the child and/or caregivers of his or her anxiety level to empower users with greater awareness of anxiety and to improve health outcomes.

Tully was developed by scientists Drs. Azadeh Kushki (seen here on the right) and Evdokia Anagnostou.

Why Tully was developed

Children with autism are at an increased risk for experiencing impairing anxiety symptoms. Anxiety can have a negative impact on an individual’s physical and mental health, increase risk of other psychiatric disorders, and cause social challenges. The Anxiety Meter was developed with the intent to complement behavioural therapy in autism by improving self-awareness for children and youth that experience anxiety and giving them the tools to identify and manage symptoms the moment they occur.


How it works

Tully uses a patented software algorithm to processes an individual's heart rate (collected through wearable sensors such as smart watches and fitness trackers) and other contextual data to identify moments of emotional arousal in near-real time. The information is then converted to a visual representation of the user’s anxiety level on a mobile app that is displayed to the child and/or caregiver. 

Tully provides individuals with the tools to identify and manage symptoms as they occur, and can be employed by children, youth and adults to increase quality of life.



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