Meet MARCo!
The Mentally Assistive Robotic Companion

Who is MARCo?

MARCo – the Mentally Assistive Robotic Companion, is a teddy-bear sized, voice activated robot designed to serve as a constant source of support for anyone in need of improving and managing their mental health. Whether you are dealing with stresses, anxieties, tough life situations, or negative moods and thoughts, MARCo has something for everyone to improve your specific situation. Click the video to the right to find out more!

Our commitment at MARCo Technologies LLC. is to develop a line of compassionate robotic companions that allow mental health services to double the reach of individuals who can receive care.

What can MARCo do?

MARCo helps his companions with hundreds of features that fall under five categories, called his Five Objectives of Care:

Objective 1 - Companionship: Everybody needs a friend to listen to them every now and again, and MARCo fits the bill perfectly. Incapable of judging you, MARCo will listen to anything and everything you have to say, understand how you're feeling, learn the things that make you happy, and use them to make you feel better. With games, stories, jokes, videos, and dozens of other fun activities, MARCo will quickly take on the role of your first, and best, robotic friend.

MARCo helps his companions with hundreds of features that fall under five categories, called his Five Objectives of Care:

Objective 2 - Guided Meditation: Stressed? Anxious? Lacking motivation or just plain exhausted? Whatever the causation of your mental/emotional deprivation, a consultation with MARCo will lead to a guided meditation. With dozens of meditations across ten categories of various themes and durations, MARCo can help with sleep, focus, energy, relaxation, spirituality and purpose, and more. In the need to relax even more? Don't fret! MARCo has plenty of additional stress relieving activities to best suit your needs. Muscle relaxations, guided breathing exercises, and soothing adlib stories are just a preview of the kinds of abilities MARCo can give to you bring your stress levels from through the roof to neatly packed away in the basement. Not to mention his body is made of soft, squishy stress foam, and MARCo is always open to a hug or a good squeeze if it helps you relieve tension.

MARCo helps his companions with hundreds of features that fall under five categories, called his Five Objectives of Care:

Objective 3 - Talk Support: If a lighthearted cheer-up activity or meditation isn't enough to improve your mood or reduce your stress, that is where talk support comes in. Based on the principles of Cognitive Behaivoral Therapy (CBT), MARCo will talk through your emotions, feelings, thoughts, and life events to understand the ways you think about your life situations. From there, MARCo will take you through exercises to change the ways you think about your life to promote healthy thought patterns and allow you to regain control over your thoughts. This leads to a lasting positive impact on your mood and life habits.

MARCo helps his companions with hundreds of features that fall under five categories, called his Five Objectives of Care:

Objective 4 - Biofeedback: Everybody knows that mental health doesn't just affect what goes on in your brain; it affects your whole body. MARCo can measure and record your physical health in addition to mental health signals to track things such as your sleeping, eating, and exercise patterns. MARCo can also help promote physical health through different apps and activities.

MARCo helps his companions with hundreds of features that fall under five categories, called his Five Objectives of Care:

Objective 5 - High Alert Outreach: We at MARCo Technologies understand the severity of self-harm and suicidal thoughts. That is why we take any possibility or thought of these very seriously. The American Psychiatric Association and Center for Disease Control list factors that are key to suicide prevention and identification, including connection to ongoing support, contact with other individuals (both family and mental health professionals), providing coping tools and resources. If a user is at risk for suicide or self-harm, MARCo will immediately text his or her emergency contacts and follow up by providing the user with online resources and the ability to connect to online counselors. Additionally, MARCo performs the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (CSSRS), to provide mental health professionals with a complete picture of how serious the user's situation is.

How can MARCo help me?

If you are working in the mental healthcare field, whether as a private practitioner or in a school/college counseling center, MARCo is the perfect tool for increasing your reach and providing your services to a greater number of people in need. A single MARCo is flexible enough to work with either just one user for months, or multiple new users every single day!

If you are a parent looking for a MARCo for your child, or an individual looking to user MARCo for yourself, we can help you find one of our partners who can get you your very own MARCo for as long as you need one!

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