We are turning music into medicine

At LUCID, we believe in the therapeutic power of music. Our mission is to leverage advances in AI technology and neuroscience to unlock the full potential of music to improve the human condition and unlock new opportunities in Digital Health.

Through extensive research and testing, we provide personalized, effective, and evidence-based music for mental health and wellness.
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Evidence-based
Digital Music Therapy

Evidence-Based

Preliminary results from our Adult Acute Anxiety Study show that our technology was effective in decreasing anxiety by 16%, and supports its use as part of an anxiety reduction program.

Personalized

Extensive research and testing into biometric and psychometric monitoring has allowed us to perfect an auditory experience that is intuitive and unique to each user.

Engaging

Integrating music can help increase engagement, as 60% of people turn to music to target stress and anxiety, compared to 10% who turn to meditation and 8% to therapy. Our music library is crafted by dedicated composers using our AI system, BioMIR, to validate efficacy.

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Digital Health

With our APIs, you can provide personalized digital music therapy sessions within your app or platform. Our easy to integrate APIs enable best-in-class audio streaming and proprietary user measurement tools.
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Digital
Therapeutics

LUCID is working with select academic and commercial partners to research, develop, test, and launch prescription digital therapeutics (DTx), where digital music therapy is a primary or adjunct modality.
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Alzheimer's & Dementia

We are working on a music-based digital therapeutic to help ease the neuropsychiatric symptoms of Alzheimer's. You can sign up below for early access or to join our beta testing program.
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Anxiety & Stress

Our app VIBE is available for download on iOS and Android. It has been clinically validated to reduce symptoms of acute anxiety in a recent clinical trial.
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Our Story

LUCID was born when our co-founder & CTO, Aaron Labbe, personally discovered music as his main source of help while experiencing mental health challenges during university. From this experience, he was motivated to understand, unlock, and harness the power of music to heal, so he could share that gift with over 300 million people globally who suffer from mental health challenges.

Today, our multi-disciplinary team includes artists, engineers, and scientists - with experts and researchers in the fields of machine learning, neuroscience, music cognition, and human-centred design.
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Anxiety is the world’s biggest mental health problem today. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to or a willingness to engage in mainline therapies. Medication is not for everyone, and of course, it comes with side effects. Research conducted by myself and colleagues over the past two decades has revealed evidence for the effectiveness of music to regulate acute bouts of stress and anxiety. LUCID is using AI-optimized playlists to leverage and personalize this process.
Dr. Frank Russo, Chief Science Officer
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Anxiety is the world’s biggest mental health problem today. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to or a willingness to engage in mainline therapies. Medication is not for everyone, and of course, it comes with side effects. Research conducted by myself and colleagues over the past two decades has revealed evidence for the effectiveness of music to regulate acute bouts of stress and anxiety. LUCID is using AI-optimized playlists to leverage and personalize this process.
Dr. Frank Russo, Chief Science Officer
Music’s intrinsic ability to modulate mood and stress in an accessible manner has innumerable benefits within mental and physiological health. Studies have demonstrated that LUCID’s music system is more effective at reducing acute stress and anxiety than comparator technologies. With these findings, we plan to continue developing first-rate digital therapeutics within anxiety, and across a range of therapeutic applications to measurably improve patient experiences and outcomes.
Zoë Thomson, Chief Innovation Officer & Co-Founder
LUCID is the global leader driving innovation at the intersection of music and health. Our AI platform is unlocking the hidden power of music as an agent for therapeutic outcomes while discovering new insights in human cognition, psychology, and music.
Zach McMahon, CEO & Co-Founder
When I was 20 - a series of mental health crises threatened my life, and the so-called ‘solution’ was forced hospitalization and a bucket of pills. It was sterile, isolating, and psychologically debilitating. LUCID was built upon this life experience that is shared with millions of others, with the intent of bringing empathy into the standard of care. Music not only has remarkable, non-invasive impacts on healing, but stimulates an innate sense of human connection that is desperately needed for those living through a mental health crisis. We believe that music elevates far beyond its traditional use-cases, and we strive to unlock its full therapeutic potential.
Aaron Labbé, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

News

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