Sonde to Develop Voice-Based Mental Health Monitoring for Air Force

Vocal biomarker company Sonde Health has received a $71,166 award to develop and deploy Sonde Mental Fitness to assess the mental health of U.S. Air Force personnel and their families.

"We have shown that subtle nuances in the sound of our voices can be harnessed privately and securely on the devices most people already use every day to provide a meaningful and objective indicator of mental fitness," said Jim Harper, founder and chief strategy officer of Sonde Health, in a statement. "This SBIR award is a significant milestone in our journey to bring this next-generation health tracking technology to even more people, empowering them to take steps to improve mental wellness and reduce risks. We're looking forward to continuing toward Phase II with the Air Force and being part of their ongoing efforts to enhance mental health and resilience and make a positive impact on the readiness and well-being of the people who serve our nation."

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