Customer & Challenge
Emotional Regulation is the ability to monitor, evaluate and modulate emotional reactions, whether they are positive or negative (Source: Gross J.J., 2007). A subject with a great emotional regulation can module his reactions even during stressful events. On the contrary, when a person is struggling to manage his emotions, he may find himself in a situation of emotional dysregulation. In these cases the subject will be immersed in some situations in which, unable to manage their emotions, he will have exaggerated reactions to those events or, conversely, a profound closure.
The National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (National Center for PTSD) wanted to help people affected with emotional dysregulation relying on Mumble for the realization of a Mobile App called STAIR Coach (Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation).
1. Mobile App Overview
STAIR Coach was designed with the objective to help people to understand and regulate their emotions, manage trauma symptoms, improve emotional well-being and relationships with others.
By using the App, the user can take care of himself by performing recommended activities, keeping his own mood diary , answering quizzes and monitoring his progress through graphs and a dashboard. STAIR Coach can be provided as a stand-alone therapy or as a complement to trauma-focused therapies.
2. Train to pass levels and monitor your emotions (Coach)
What’s the best way to stimulate the user? Involve him through gamification. People have the opportunity to get involved by training their emotive regulation. Like our body needs a personal trainer, so the mental health needs a coach. With STAIR Coach the user has a virtual coach who guides him through different levels, advising for the activities to do, what content to read and which quizzes complete.
3. Set your goals and track your progress (Progress)
In addition to the ability to monitor his emotions, the user can set personal goals and keep track of the progress and achievement. Through weekly assessments people are engaged and motivated to improve their results. How not to forget about assessments? In a dedicated section the user can activate reminders, so he can receive the desired notifications and not forget the activities that must be done.
The Mobile App, built on Flutter technology, has allowed a significant reduction in development time while maintaining an excellent client-side mobile experience. Mumble has also developed proprietary native libraries useful to manage more advanced features, such as to connect to native components of devices like the address book one.