At ORCAS, we don’t just build products. We make sure they work. We have over 20 years of history developing scientifically validated behavioral interventions. Our products undergo iterative testing and scientific trials to validate efficacy. Our randomized clinical trials provide a measured effectiveness of each product’s ability to improve clinical, behavioral and engagement outcomes.

Scientific Funding
The vast majority of ORCAS product research and development is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) program. This program is intended to foster innovation and commercial application of the latest scientific research.

ORCAS also welcomes corporate and private investments.

Scientific Expertise
ORCAS experts hail from the fields of:

  • Behavior change
  • Positive psychology
  • Preventive and behavioral medicine
  • Health education
  • Biostatistics
  • Psychometrics
  • Research methodology
  • Instructional design
  • Persuasive technology
  • Interactive multimedia technology

ORCAS scientists are published in peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of Health Behavior, American Journal of Health Promotion, The Gerontologist and Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.