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Veterans Association Contracts Cogito to Improve Mental Health Outreach

Steve Kraus

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Boston, MA – December 15, 2015 – Cogito Corporation – the leader in realtime behavioral analytics, announced today that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is contracting with Cogito to enhance the care of veterans by leveraging Cogito’s behavioral analytics platform and mobile application. In collaboration with Cogito, the VA will have the tools to better assess the mental health of Veterans and for those in need, facilitate a transition into care.

For those who elect to enroll in the designated programs, Cogito’s analytics platform will gather behavioral information from voice recordings and mobile phone usage, analyze this data in real time, and provide valuable insights to individuals and their care managers. The gathered information is synthesized into clinically validated behavioral indicators. The indicators are presented to the individual and to care managers to help better assess mental health and implement outreach strategies to potentially at-risk individuals.

Cogito’s predictive behavioral models have been validated through work with the Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA), The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), academic research partners, and commercial organizations.

“Improving the quality of life of the over 20 million veterans in the United States is a critical and important mission,” said Joshua Feast, Founder and CEO of Cogito. “The fact the VA is investing in novel behavioral analytics and mobile sensing technology to improve the mental health of veterans demonstrates their commitment to finding innovative solutions that will improve health outcomes.”

About Cogito Corporation:

Cogito delivers unprecedented insight into human engagement through our behavioral analytics platform. Our applications help phone professionals build rapport with customers through behavioral guidance, provide a real-time objective measure of customer engagement, and analyze behavior in real time via a consumer’s mobile device. Cogito is increasing customer engagement and improving human productivity in the world’s leading organizations.

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