Connects patients and therapist by integrating Real-Time Video & Voice into their app
As an online and mobile therapy platform, Talkspace gives users access to licensed therapists through the web or mobile apps on iOS and Android. Founded with a mission to eliminate the stigmas associated with mental illness and make therapy affordable and accessible, Talkspace initially offered text-based chat and is continually evolving its products to offer various types of therapy including group, marriage and workplace counseling, as well as addressing mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, and PTSD.
Talkspace had been looking for a real-time solution to provide visual context to its users and therapists with ensured Quality of User Experience (QoE) levels – which is critical in online mental therapy. Agora technology provides Talkspace with flawless mobile-to-mobile connectivity, regardless of device, operating system and geographic location.
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“ Talkspace had been looking for a real-time solution to provide visual context to its users and therapists with ensured Quality of User Experience (QoE) levels – which is critical in online mental therapy. Agora technology provides Talkspace with flawless mobile-to-mobile connectivity, regardless of device, operating system and geographic location.
— Roni Frank, CEO & Co-founder of Talkspace ”
More than 300,000 people have connected to Talkspace’s 1,000 licensed mental health professionals, and 70% of them are on mobile devices. Talkspace turned to Agora for its superior QoE on global voice and video communication, which is enabled by its global network that spans 160 data centers worldwide and by using smart dynamic routes to eliminate Internet bottlenecks.
Agora’s SDK approach optimizes for the ‘mobile last mile’ across a broad range of mobile devices for all iOS devices and more than 4,000 Android phones.
By offering a treatment incorporating secure, real-time video and voice communications, Talkspace addresses a larger patient group. With the launch of Talkspace LiveTalk and adding new video sessions to Unlimited Messaging Therapy, Talkspace can offer seamless real-time voice and video, to improve the user experience by providing audible and visual cues. The new programs also eliminate the need to type during an emotionally charged exchange and allows the therapist to offer an immediate response to what can be a life-impacting situation.
Founded with a mission to eliminate the stigmas associated with mental illness, patients’ confidentiality matters most to Talkspace. The creation of Talkspace’s LiveTalk online therapy programs is running on top of Agora’s secure encrypted HIPAA network. The technical considerations are handled in the cloud by Agora’s proprietary data centers in 160 data centers around the globe. Just as important as supporting HIPAA compliance and offering network encryption, without upfront costs, the Agora cloud model dramatically lowered the cost basis for a telemedicine solution versus traditional video licensing models while maintaining excellent QoE.
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