The percentage of young adults experiencing certain types of mental health disorders around the world has increased significantly over the last decade. We can blame our increasingly digital way of life, the impact of social media, or various other social and even environmental factors. But regardless of what the root cause is, the impact is always the same: people living less satisfying lives. The good news is that there are many health-tech companies that are actively trying to treat mental disorders using state-of-the-art technology. Among them is UAE-based healthcare and beauty distribution company Gaelan Medical.
During Arab Health 2021, a global healthcare event that took place in June at the Dubai World Trade Center, Gaelan Medical unveiled its smart helmet, which uses artificial intelligence and deep transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and smoking.
“The new device uses innovative technology, which requires less time and offers maximum comfort to the patients,” said Ammar Martini, Board Directors Member and Medical Scientific Officer at Gaelan Medical.
The helmet is able to reach deep inside the brain and target a specific region through a method called transcranial stimulation, making it completely non-invasive and thus comfortable for its user.
Now that the helmet has been officially revealed to the whole world, Gaelan Medical would like to make it available to as many people as possible. “We have already built a base of integral partnerships in the region, and we look forward to expanding our relations, developing along the way a better future with care and cure,” said Bino John, Division Head at Gaelan Medical during the Arab Health 2021 event.
Hopefully, smart health products such as Gaelan Medical’s helmet will soon be not only available across the world but also affordable enough so that all people who suffer from mental health issues can use them.
Spotify Is Experimenting With Artist NFT Collections
According to a recent survey, it seems that the currently tested NFT collections are just the first step toward a much broader implementation of NFTs into the platform.
NFT sales may have declined by 92 percent since September 2021, but that’s not stopping Spotify from experimenting with a new feature that lets artists display their non-fungible token (NFT) collections on the music streaming platform.
At the moment, only a small group of artists are taking part in the experiment, including Steve Aoki and The Wombats. What’s more, only select US users of the Spotify app for Android can see NFTs when they visit the profile pages of the aforementioned artists.
“Spotify is running a test in which it will help a small group of artists promote their existing third-party NFT offerings via their artist profiles,” said Spotify spokesperson. “We routinely conduct a number of tests in an effort to improve artist and fan experiences.”
It’s important to point out that not all Spotify experiments result in new features. It all depends on the feedback the music streaming platform receives from users.
According to a survey some Spotify users have recently received, it seems that the currently tested NFT collections are just the first step toward a much broader implementation of NFTs into the platform. More specifically, Spotify seems to be thinking about allowing its users to directly purchase NFT art to support their favorite artists.
Considering how polarizing NFTs have been since their inception in 2014, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many Spotify users have immediately expressed their dissatisfaction with the idea of NFTs becoming part of the Spotify music listening experience.
Other large tech companies are also experimenting with NFTs. Instagram, for example, started testing NFT integration last week, allowing NFT creators and collectors to display their tokens on the platform. Mark Zuckerberg himself believes that NFTs and digital collectibles in general will play an integral role in the metaverse, the new iteration of the internet.