Voice-based digital companion could help improve children’s mental health
Nearly half of 8-15 year olds have their own tablet1, meaning that children and teens are rapidly adapting to new methods of communication with their peers, whether it’s messaging on Snapchat or posting to their Instagram story. However, because so much communication is now text based they can sometimes lack the confidence to use their voice.
Tech has moved quickly towards artificial intelligence and speech recognition in the last few years, something that tech company Hebe have been incorporating into their prototype app KIT, a voice-led platform that aims to act as a friendly and trustworthy confidante to help children build their social confidence.
We spoke to Aimée Bryan, Founder of Hebe, about KIT’s journey through development before winning the AXA Health Tech & You Mental Health in Children Challenge.