A tool that makes it easier to research medications for bipolar disorder.
It can take two to 10 years—and three to 30 medications—for people with bipolar disorder to find the right medication combination. Balancer is a free tool built by volunteers that has been designed to help clinicians shorten this journey for their patients.
Get accurate, helpful information on bipolar medications fast
Powered by innovative AI technology, Balancer is a tool that aids in providing personalized medication recommendations for patients with bipolar disorder in any state, including mania, depression, hypomania and mixed. Our platform utilizes machine learning to give you the latest, most up-to-date information on medications and active clinical trials to treat bipolar disorder.Balancer automates medication decision support by offering tailored medication recommendations and comprehensive risk-benefit assessments based on a patient's diagnosis, symptom severity, treatment goals and individual characteristics.
Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million adult Americans every year. Delays in the correct diagnosis and proper treatment of bipolar disorder may result in social, occupational, and economic burdens, as well as an increase in completed suicides.The team behind Balancer believes that building a searchable, interactive and user-friendly research tool for bipolar medications has the potential to improve the health and well-being of people with bipolar disorder.
Balancer is led by a passionate team of volunteer developers, project & product managers, UX designers, data scientists and researchers. Our vision is to create digital tools that support clinicians in choosing the most suitable medication for patients with bipolar disorder.Balancer is a not-for-profit, civic-minded, open-source research project sponsored by Code for Philly. We are currently seeking donations to fund the next phase of development. Your contribution will go towards website domains and hosting, helpdesk software and marketing efforts.Please donate here.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you'd like to be on the waiting list to try out Balancer. If you're a technologist (developer, UX specialist, product manager, etc.) interested in volunteering on this project, you can join the team by creating a Code for Philly Slack account at https://codeforphilly.org/chat and navigating to the #balancer channel.