With the U.K. facing a mental health crisis, the need to find a solution has never been more urgent. Dr David Plans, who has previously helped the NHS launch one of the first apps to self-report chronic illness, believes the answer may lie with AI. He founded BioBeats in 2013 to identify stress patterns using existing sensors in smartphones and wearable devices. With investors including Will Smith and Deepak Chopra, BioBeats is enabling individuals to take preventative action against mental illness. Using wearable sensors coupled with an app, as well as a machine learning system in the cloud to detect, prevent and treat mental disorders. It aims to allow users to understand how their body and mind responds to stress and how it affects them in their work and personal life.

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