Wysa - CBT & DBT AI Therapy

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Description of App: 

Wysa, from Touchkin. Sometimes, we just need someone to listen.

Wysa is an ‘emotionally intelligent’ chatbot which reacts to the emotions you express to manage anxiety, stress, blues, depression. It uses evidence-based cognitive-behavioural techniques (CBT), mindfulness, meditation, breathing and yoga to help you feel better.

Our pilot projects showed that symptoms of anxiety and depression were halved in people who used our chat-based support over three months. Wysa is our way of offering support to everyone. More than 3 million user conversations have happened already. We hope this helps you too.

You can chat with Wysa by responding to text and photos. Type ‘Help’ at any point during your chat to ask Wysa for assistance.

All information shared with the chatbot is private. It is de-linked from your details before anything is stored, so only you can see what you share. You can chat with Wysa completely anonymously.

Wysa uses Apple’s Health app to help you get more active and feel better.

"Love the use of gifs to accompany actionable steps. I also like how subtle it is." - Tech in Asia
"Feel less anxious, improve activity" - Pharma Biz
"On a mission to make the world mentally resilient." - Deccan Herald
"Can a bot fix your blues? Wysa could not have come at a better time." - NIE

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

2.2

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

11.2.2

Accessibility Comments: 

It reads buttons as dimmed, you just have to double tap and hold, as if you are editing an app. You also have to hit the send button to get it to send to the chatbot, enter won't work.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments: 

The Gifs don't work with voice over, and sometime voice over will bring you up to the top of the conversation, but if you can work with these issues, it is a great app!

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@wysabuddy