Catch da Flava Radio - Emoji Health

For our May 29th episode of Catch da Flava Youth Radio, we had host Diamond sit down with the bubbly, fun, and charming Tatiana Prisiajny chatting about her role at Emoji Health and what the new app does to change and innovate the healthcare landscape. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that utilizes chatbots, this new app will give out information to those who engage with it when it comes to health related issues. Whether you have questions about sexual health, depression, diabetes, exercise, and more, it has something fun and informative to share for youth looking for health tips online, and especially through social media. This elevates the roles of the internet in contributing to public health by utilizing social media which is only starting to see its full potential. The chatbot works on Facebook and KIK and targets a youth audience by utilizing language they can understand- and especially emojis.

Tatiana talks about the way this new app changes our understanding of public health, clarifying that is a supplementary tool for youth to try and figure out how to navigate their health concerns outside of seeking a medical professional. She clarifies it is not meant to replace a healthcare professional, as it’s likely they can ever be replaced. This app is only meant to help us understand a little more about our health, our bodies, and how we can make the most of our personal wellbeing as we grow and learn about ourselves. Chatting about the fun way this new social media platform is changing the language behind healthcare by using emojis, Tatiana runs down some of the weird double meaning behind certain emojis, like how youth have sexualized eggplant and peach emojis. She mentions a strange one, where the Japanese flag means being on one’s menstrual cycle, as it is a white flag with one large red dot in the centre- some emojis are strange. We’d like to thank Tatiana for the great talk, full of healthcare information and ways to have fun when learning about our own well being. For more information, check out their website:

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