BrainCheck raises $3 million for app to monitor brain health (TechCrunch):
“A Houston-based startup called BrainCheck has raised $3 million in seed funding for an app that helps users understand, by simply playing some games on an iPad, if they or a loved one may have suffered a concussion.
Founded in 2014 by Dr. David Eagleman, a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine, BrainCheck adapts to an interactive format the accepted assessments that neuropsychologists and neurologists administer to patients offline…Data gathered by BrainCheck could contribute to such studies and our collective understanding about neurocognitive health, the founders said.
While BrainCheck has seen early traction in the U.S., selling to school districts, athletic trainers and families whose kids participate in sports, the company is seeking to expand internationally and beyond concussion monitoring, Katz said…The company’s app is a health “tracking” app, rather than diagnostic tool for clinical use at this point. But the company intends to work with the FDA to become a class 2 medical device, soon.”
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