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Trend: Mobile, data-rich apps to monitor and promote neurocognitive health


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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