Bringing Mental Health to the Forefront

Mental health diagnosis and treatment have been focal points for iMotions ever since the company’s inception in 2005. Over the years iMotions has contributed, assisted, and conducted research into anxiety, autism, and many other mental health areas through our software and a host of biosensors. To highlight how effective biosensors can be in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, Smart Eye and iMotions are shining a light on mental health research with biosensors over the next 6 months.

From November 2022 to March 2023 we will host a range of podcasts, live streams, and webinars as well as publish blogs on a wide variety of mental health aspects. Join Pernille Bülow, Ph.D., iMotions Product Specialist and Harvard Medical School alumnus as she dives into the different areas of mental health with a group of iMotions clients and colleagues. Together they explore how biosensors can help diagnose and often treat neurological disorders such as anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders.

Pernille Bülow will be joined by iMotions clients, Dr. Erick Bourassa of Mississippi College who studies test-induced anxiety, and Dr. Ryan Jacoby Ph.D., who studies and treats anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School.

We will be announcing the events individually as they approach their release date, but below you can see the schedule and a short description of what they will be about.

If you want to keep up to date with the content as we publish it, you can subscribe to the iMotions newsletter here, the Smart Eye newsletter here, and iMotions LinkedIn here.

You can register for the January webinar featuring Dr. Ryan Jacoby here:


Why and how are biosensors used in mental health research? (podcast)

General introduction to the field

Guest: Pernille Bülow, PhD.

Host: Ashley McManus

NOV 16

Mental illness/health in our current society (livestream)

Round table talk and a look at the technologies that makes it possible to study mental health.

Guests: Pernille Bülow, PhD & Rana El-Kaliouby PhD


Biosensors on the mental health of education and performance research (podcast)

An outline of biosensor mental health research in education and a deep dive into a use case on anxiety research among students.

Guests: Dr. Erick Bourassa & Pernille Bülow PhD.

Host: Ashley McManus


How biosensors are used in brain development research (podcast)

Guest: Pernille Bülow PhD.

Host: Ashley McManus

JAN 24

Mental Health Webinar Focusing on Clinical Psychology (webinar)

The focus will be on clinical psychology and how researchers are using biosensors to study mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and ODC.

Guests: Dr. Ryan Jacoby & Pernille Bülow PhD.

Host: Kate Krosschell


Biosensors on the mental health at the workplace (blog)

By: Pernille Bülow PhD.


Highlights from the livestream with Rana and Pernille

Guests: Rana El-Kaliouby PhD & Pernille Bülow PhD.

Host: NA


Biosensors in general mental health monitoring

How biosensors are emerging to monitor mental health in different fields: Telemedicine/psychiatry, remote data collection and biosensors as interventions.

Guests: Pernille Bülow PhD.

Host: Ashley McManus

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