Using a sophisticated set of data science and artificial intelligence interventions, Onward takes a scientific approach to understanding screen time overuse and the benefits of AI as an effective method of treatment.
New technologies help connect and make life easier, but it's also increasingly designed to be adictive:
Nearly ½ of the United States say they couldn’t live without their phones.
70% of women and 61% of men are afraid of being separated from their smartphone.
Human attention span has dropped from 12 to 8 seconds...less than a goldfish!
Humans collectively spend 39,757 years on Facebook per day.
Netflix users stream more than 125 million hours of content per day.
For some people it’s endlessly checking social media and texts, while others are more compelled to engage with porn, sex, gambling, games, shopping, food or a combination of the above, with a national average of 11 hours per day spent on screen time.
Onward leverages the latest behavior change research and data science to help people who have problems with screen time, gambling, shopping, or porn regain control of their lives and achieve tech-life balance. The techniques used are at the cross section of well-studied cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices.
As a digital therapeutic, the treatment relies on behavioral and lifestyle changes spurred by a collection of digital impetuses. The data collected and analyzed using the Onward app delivers both progress reports and interventions, employing strategies rooted in the science of behavior change.
By analyzing and interpreting online behavior, including habits, trends, and changes over time, Onward continuously gains new insights into the symptoms and consequences of technology addiction
To facilitate greater knowledge and collaboration around addiction recovery and the burgeoning digital therapeutics industry, we partnered with UCLA Health and Columbia University Medical Center to conduct and publish research studies, highlighting common patterns and evaluating the success of artificial intelligence on use reduction.
Presented at Brain Health Symposium
San Fransisco, Q1 2017
Onward Method Inc. conducted a study of 1366 self-identified porn overusers, and presented our findings at the Brain Health Symposium in San Francisco. Eventually we hope to make anonymized data sets available for research and to collaborate on further studies of overuse behavior.Learn More
To be Presented at Digital Pharma East,
Philadelphia, Q4 2017