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Digital brain health start-up Neurotrack raises $6.5m to market cognitive assessment and intervention

healthcareITNeu­ro­track rais­es $6.5M for cog­ni­tive assess­ment tool, man­age­ment pro­gram (Mobi­Health News):

Palo Alto-based Neu­ro­track, which has devel­oped an online cog­ni­tive assess­ment test, raised $6.5 mil­lion in a round led by Khosla Ven­tures with par­tic­i­pa­tion from Social Cap­i­tal, Founders Fund, AME Cloud Ven­tures, and iSeed Ven­tures. This brings Neurotrack’s total fund­ing to $9.5 mil­lion.

Neu­ro­track has devel­oped two offer­ings. The first is a five minute, web-based test, called Imprint Cog­ni­tive Assess­ment Test that eval­u­ates whether a patient is at risk for Alzheimer’s…The company’s oth­er prod­uct, which will work in con­junc­tion with Imprint, is a web or app-based cog­ni­tive health inter­ven­tion pro­gram that aims to help improve a user’s cog­ni­tive health…

While many are focused on find­ing a drug for Alzheimer’s, Kaplan said there’s oth­er impor­tant work to be done too.

As a result of this focus on get­ting to a drug, find­ing a drug — which is incred­i­bly impor­tant, and we don’t want to lose sight of it — we have over­looked a real­ly impor­tant body of sci­en­tif­ic evi­dence com­ing out of Europe, US, oth­er places that have shown that it’s pos­si­ble to actu­al­ly pre­vent cog­ni­tive decline using very spe­cif­ic changes in diet, exer­cise, cog­ni­tive train­ing, man­ag­ing your sleep, and man­ag­ing your stress lev­els,” Kaplan said.

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