We create digital tools for behavior change.
Hoa's Tool Shop provides tools for a wide range of professionals working with behavior change - psychologists, organization consultants, therapists and coaches. We make your work measurable and more effective, and the client's process of behavior change easier, more fun, social and rewarding.
Our products are firmly grounded in behavioral science, and the company is closely tied to pioneer research on digitally distributed psychological treatment at Linköping University. The research is led by one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, Professor Gerhard Andersson.
Hoa's Tool Shop is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Honors & awards:
- Selected as one of the top 24 entrepreneurial companies in Sweden 2013 by Veckans affärer
- Selected as one among 850 applying startups to participate Pioneers Festival in Vienna.
- Nominated for Sweden's Golden Mobile awards 2011 in the health category.
- Honorable mention in Wall Street Journal's pick of Stockholm startups
- Selected as one of the most promising startup companies in Europe by Wired Magazine.
- Selected as one of the top web entrepreneurial companies in Sweden by Internet World.
- Selected as one of 16 european companies to participate in Seedcamp Stockholm.
- Selected as one of nine swedish companies to receive a €30.000 Vinn-Nu innovation grant by Vinnova.
Viary helps professionals reinforce, track and maintain behavior change.
Viary is an iPhone and web based tool for professionals working with behavior change. The iPhone application makes your work a natural part of the client's every day life, and makes it easier for your client to remember, perform, and register key behaviors.
Using Viary's web interface you can track the client's progress in real time, compile statistics over time and use micro communication to reinforce your client's behavior change between sessions.
Two academic pilot studies have already been conducted on the application prototype, and a full scale study will be carried out in 2011.
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Har du någon gång gått i KBT-terapi, t ex för depression och ångest? Är du en flitig smartphone-användare? I så fall är du varmt välkommen att bli en del av vår nya referensgrupp! Vi kommer samla ett litet gäng som någon gång i månaden under våren får tycka till om den nya tjänst som vi [...]
Do you want to help us cure depression? Hoa’s Tool Shop is a Stockholm based startup building a mobile application for therapists treating depression. We’re aiming for an international launch during 2014 and are looking for a CTO/developer to join us full time! What we do Over 350 million people in the world suffer from [...]
Great news! We were just added to Stockholm Business Regions Life Science Hot List – a carefully curated list of the most promising startups in the life science sector, and in their words ”a tool for investors focused on disruptive commercial innovation in life science”. Check the full list here!
During this autumn Hoa will conduct research at a few clinics in Stockholm. One of them is WeMind. We aked a few questions to their clinical director Thomas Tegenmark. What’s your vision with your clinic? WeMind exists because we want to make sure that people suffering from mental disorders get the most effective and evidence [...]
Under hösten tar Hoa sin forskning till nästa nivå och testar om behandling av depression blir effektivare med hjälp av ett smartphonebaserat komplement. Denna gång sker studien på en vanlig klinik och deras patienter. En av klinikerna som är med är WeMind. Vi passade på att ställa tre frågor till deras klinkchef Thomas Tegenmark. Vad [...]
As mentioned earlier our CEO Hoa Ly is conducting research at Linköping University. The topic for his research is smartphone based treatment for disorders like depression. By adding a smartphone based support on top of a regular cognitive behavior therapy treatment for depression Hoa showed how you could make the treatment twice as effective. His [...]
For English, press here Vi har tidigare berättar om vår VD Hoa Lys forskning på KBT-behandling med stöd smartphones. De första studierna har visat på riktigt spännande resultat. Den senaste studien visade att KBT-behandling kan bli dubbelt så effektiv när den kompletteras med ett smartphone-stöd. Under hösten kommer Hoa att fortsätta sina studier, bland annat [...]
For english click here Sedan tre år tillbaka har vår VD Hoa bedrivit doktorandstudier under professor Gerhard Andersson vid Linköpings universitet och undersökt hur smartphones kan göra depressionsbehandling mer effektiv. Efter tre års hårt arbete kan vi nu berätta om en riktigt cool milstolpe som han passerat: I hans senaste studie som genomfördes under våren [...]
For a swedish version of this post – click here! Our CEO Hoa Ly is conducting research at Linköping University. Together with professor Gerhard Andersson, Hoa is trying to make depression treatment more effective with the help of smartphones. His latest study investigated if the number of face-to-face sessions could be reduced if the patient [...]
As frequent readers might know by now I’m a fan of Nike’s Fuelband. So far I’ve used it for dance battles and together with our tool Viary. The Fuelband isn’t the only tool I use to gather data.
Last week me and Arvid spoke at Tech Open Air in Berlin. One of the topics we covered was getting inspiration from the unexpected, and this is an excerpt from that talk. Most of the time we tend to think of inspiration as some magical thing, that comes to us when we least expect it. [...]
Last week me and Niklas spoke at Tech Open Air in Berlin. One of the topics we covered was making meaning of data, and this is an excerpt from that talk. At Hoa’s Tool Shop we’re huge fans of tracking our daily lives. We use scales from Withings to measure our weights, readmill to track [...]
I recently went to Sweden Social Web Camp (SSWC) a weekend event where some of Sweden’s top internet lovers get together to talk about the web.
”Why wouldn’t a device replace gym membership?” John Sjölander, COO of Burt and startup royalty, asked himself in this interview. Like my co-workers here at Hoa’s Tool Shop I enjoy working out, but I also want the workout to be efficient so that I don’t have to do it too often. Accessibility and efficiency are [...]
Last week we wrote three posts trying to summarize the weekend. Oskar was first out with a post focusing on the hacks and our laureates. Then my co-worker John and I wrote a post each were we chose three highlights.
Do you think your regular coffee holds up to the standard of a good coffee? Then you probably haven’t tasted the magical beverages of Stockholm Roast, a micro-roasting house managed by two true enthusiasts.
In this post my co-worker Oskar summarizes what he thinks were the highlights of Health Hack Day. Although I agree with most of what Oskar wrote I also think he forgot to mention a lot of the highlights from the weekend. Because of this I decided to write my own summary: At first I want [...]
We are proud to have had John Sjölander, COO at Burt, as a member of the Health Hack Day jury. Burt is a great example of Swedish tech innovation, offering solutions for large-scale data analysis of online ads.