Christina Pautsch
Strategic Design for
Digital Human Growth

Artificial Intelligence for Mental Health

Envisioning a data-driven AI therapist

How might AI transform digital therapeutics for mental health care in the next five years? This was the guiding question for a strategy process I led with HelloBetter in 2023. We started with a research and forecasting phase where we looked at societal trends, systemic shifts in healthcare, and the latest innovations in neurotech, AI, and sensor technologies. We then translated these insights into an evolutionary product vision, taking into account the company‘s assets, ongoing internal research projects, competitive and market considerations, and regulatory requirements for medical devices. We created a product strategy that envisioned how HelloBetter could use physical and behavioural sensor data, patient-reported outcomes, and generative AI to create a therapeutic companion for everyday life.