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Read How Tech is Supporting Mental Health Awareness
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Technology companies are helping raise awareness about the importance of mental health and offering products, resources, and solutions to help those who might be suffering and their families. In this week’s Tech At Work, read how tech is supporting mental health
The COVID-19 pandemic has added new responsibilities to our daily lives, with women shouldering much of that stress. Between families, jobs, and personal lives, women are juggling more responsibilities than ever. Teladoc’s virtual mental health service is helping women deal with stress and access virtual care.
Verizon is a founding member of Mind Together, a coalition of companies working to set a new standard in how employees' mental health is supported at work. The goal of Mind Together is to destigmatize mental health through education, awareness campaigns, and expert-led sessions.
Hims is offering customers a wide range of mental health-focused services, including access to new anonymous support groups on numerous topics like sleep issues and managing anxiety. The company is also providing resources and content to help people cope with mental health concerns.
Facebook is partnering with leading experts around the world to support and provide new resources for those struggling with their mental health. The company is also elevating the voices of people who have overcome challenges as well as encouraging individuals to check in with friends, family, and loved ones who may be struggling.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Apple profiled Endel, an app to help users focus, sleep, and relax. The app brings personalized, real-time ambient sounds to life throughout the day. The app uses a range of personalized data to provide each user with a unique listening experience.
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Google Announces Project Starline: A Technology Project That Brings People Even Closer Together from Afar
Google’s new next-gen video technology will make it seem like the person you are chatting with is right in front of you. It’s called Project Starline and it uses multiple cameras and sensors to create a 3D image that’s broadcast in real-time. It combines advances in hardware and software to enable friends, families, and coworkers to feel like they are together in the same room, even when they’re cities (or countries) apart.
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Uber has announced a 185 million Indian Rupee (INR), which is equivalent to 2.5 million U.S. Dollars, initiative in India to combat the devastating impact of COVID-19. Uber is financially compensating 150,000 drivers on the platform in India for time spent getting their shots. All drivers showing valid digital vaccination certificates will be eligible for 400 INR for each of their two shots (up to 800 INR).