Analyzing language, improving health.

I met Maria Borghoff the other day and she is awesome!

I am working on a new app for measuring human emotional energy. I am using IBM Watson to help people measure their resting emotional state in the morning like a resting heart rate with a smartphone app that taps the Watson Health Cloud supercomputer. I am a poet and am using writing. I’ve been doing this for five years now. Please watch this video and let me know if you want to test the app as I develop it. I need beta testers.

I want to extend this to more and more of yoga practice. Human energy…

Namaste! 🙂

Kaya Erbil

As a Westerner with a Berkeley Ph.D. in biochemistry, I was trained to say, “Collectively as a species hundreds of millions of people suffer from debilitating forms of what Western medicine calls severe mental illness (chronic depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, autism, etc.).” Indeed, I personally suffer from bipolar disorder I. The last seven years I have taken up writing poetry as I have taken up a spiritual path of service and shifting my focus in my work to trying to help people. The last post was received well by folks in this group so I figured I would go ahead and continue writing about the topic. I see patients with severe mental illness as being brilliant artists, scientists, lawyers, etc. Productive citizens. I’ve spend three years with compromised youth and I can say that much of mental illness is situational, yet there is just as big a suicide epidemic right now between Silicon Valley youth as Native American reservation. I spent time on a reservation this spring and fall and learned that indigenous cultures like the Lakota view bipolar disorder differently. I was called a Heyoka by someone in Standing Rock when I was there, a trait of a divine leader. Black Elk was a Heyoka. I am not claiming to be one, but I do see IBM Watson Health AI as a good tool to help people. Here is another article for what is coming for hope from new AI technologies. I am inspired by God to work in this area and love writing about it and thinking about it because it inspires hope for a better life for me and others. If we as people can keep track of our own emotional states privately, then we can prevent the often times violent violation of a life from the mental health system in terms of involuntary commitment. People should be able to have an app on their smartphone that can help them take care of their emotional state like keeping track of their heart rate to assess fitness. The best healthcare is self administered prevention.  (Article)

By the grace of God, the CEO of the company in the last article is in Atlanta! CEO of http://www.neurolex.co/ featured in the Atlantic article!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimschwoebel

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About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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