Remote Anger and Stress Management (M-SAT)

Period of Performance: 06/10/2013 - 11/11/2015


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Design Interactive, Inc.
3504 Lake Lynda Drive Array
Orlando, FL 32817
Principal Investigator


Concern has been raised over the prevalence of behavioral health disorders in military personnel returning from deployment to the Middle East. While not appearing as an overt physical injury, disruptions of a psychological nature are often as debilitating, and there is an increasing need for support tools. Such tools should allow for standardized tracking, monitoring, and mitigation of anger and stress outside of face-to-face treatment, and enhance the overall treatment plan for individuals struggling with psychological health issues. To meet this need, Design Interactive proposes further development and evaluation of the prototype Mobile Stress and Anger management Tool (MSAT), a CBT treatment support suite that links providers and patients in a way that they never have before. The tool meets the most critical needs of patients by providing real-time mobile support when anger/stress triggers are encountered during their day to day life by continuously tracking their stress/anger levels with physiological sensors. An integrated provider portal provides powerful information to support practitioners in what they have deemed their most difficult task in CBT, determining the patterns that trigger anger and stress in patients. Expansions include an upgraded, unobtrusive physiological sensor suite, real-time biofeedback, and additional mitigation and training strategies among others.