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Highlights: • Commercial agreement with Health Metrics, a market leader in providing software solutions to the Health and Aged Care markets in Australia and New Zealand. • Provides easy access to PainChek and the benefits of full integration for those Aged Care Facilities using Health Metrics eCase management software system. • PainChek and Health Metrics will also collaborate to market the PainChek App to customers of Health Metrics in Australia. The PainChek™ App improves a patient's quality of life by providing to caregivers real-time, point of care diagnostic information, utilising artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology, to detect facial expressions and modalities that indicate the presence of pain.  DOWNLOAD PDF...

In this presentation, Mustafa Atee will discuss a novel tool ‘PainChek™’, which is an app-based point-of care medical device approved for use in nonverbal adult populations including those with dementia.  Read more.. Solving-the-silence-of-pain-flyer PainChek - Solving the Silence of Pain in Dementia from Dementia Training Australia on Vimeo....

By Nikki Galovic 13 February 2018 Facial recognition app for pain An app that recognises when people who cannot communicate verbally are experiencing pain is the result of a project that is currently being worked on by a team of our scientists. Read more.....

The Android version of the PainChek™ mobile application has been completed and is undergoing beta testing prior to general release. The PainChek™ App Android version incorporates all of the technology and functionality that is already available in the iOS (Apple) version and is projected to be available for commercial release in the Enterprise market in Q1 2018 and be available for the consumer market from Q2 2018 onwards. Designed to run on Android versions 6.0 and later, the App is initially being validated on the Samsung S6, S7 and S8 smartphone line. It is anticipated that any mid- to high-end smart phone or tablet released from 2015 onwards to be able to run the PainChek™ Android application. Future enhancements to the IOS and the Android versions of PainChek will occur in parallel, to ensure all users have access to the latest features....

Article / Publication Details: Karger Publishers in Basel, Switzerland, is a globally active medical and scientific publishing company.  Karger.com     ...

There’s a common misconception that pain is an inherent part of ageing, that as you get older and may develop health issues, pain is just something you’re going to have to deal with. But that’s not true, pain is often a symptom that can be managed with the correct interventions and treatments. Older people are less likely to report pain themselves, especially if they have cognitive impairment, but that doesn’t mean they are not experiencing it. Read more..  ...

Highlights: • Second study confirms excellent clinical performance of PainChek™ • 400 paired assessments in 34 residents showed PainChek™ has excellent validity and reliability properties, compared to the standard Abbey Pain Scale. • The study to be published in Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders confirms previous clinical findings published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD). Another study demonstrating the excellent clinical performance of PainChek™ has been accepted for publication in Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, a prestigious and top tier peer reviewed journal devoted to the study of cognitive dysfunction in preclinical and clinical studies. The study which used a later version of App confirmed the positive findings (including excellent validity and reliability) previously published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD) in August, 2017." Read more.....

Dr Larry Marshall’s Address to the National Press Club on November 8. "And there’s a facial recognition technology that identifies when non-verbal patients are in pain. It’s called ePat, and it accelerated so fast, it’s already delivered product to market and exited on the ASX." Read more.....

Learn more about how PainChek™ is used to assess pain in people with dementia or alzheimers. Watch the interview, Channel 9, Melbourne (Today Extra) hosted by Sonia Kruger and David Campbell. https://www.facebook.com/iwakeupwithtoday/videos/1780391001995557/...

Hazel Hawke's incredible legacy Her daughter Sue Pieters Hawke joins us live at the desk to reflect on her mum's incredible life. Sue emphasises the unrecognised pain in patients with Dementia and her admiration for the technology behind the PainChek™ app. Sue demonstrates how it works and it's foreseeable breakthrough contribution....

New facial recognition technology developed in Australia will help medical staff manage the pain of dementia patients who struggle to communicate. The PainChek app runs on smartphones or tablets and uses artificial intelligence to analyse facial expressions to assess pain levels. The software captures the information it needs in just three seconds and uses standardised pain scales but can be tailored to include patient-specific information such as medication. "Pain for people living with dementia may often go undetected or under-treated," Associate Professor Colm Cunningham, of Dementia Support Australia, told AAP. Dementia sufferers often cannot communicate and some behaviour, such as pushing someone away or swearing, could be misinterpreted, he said. Read full article...

Dementia patients and those with limited communication may soon be able to better express their pain, thanks to a revolutionary new app that harnesses advanced facial recognition technology. At least 50 percent of people suffering dementia also have chronic problems that will induce pain – recognising that pain, and then finding appropriate treatment, is of constant concern for carers. The PainChek™ app hopes to make that process easier. Philip Daffas was a key contributor to the project – he worked at a care home for over a decade. He saw an increase in the use of sedatives to calm people’s behaviour, “yet little change in their pain management.” Read full article...

New facial recognition technology helps determine dementia pain Article by: AAP | Published: 18-10-2017 Photo: Technology helps determine dementia pain Facial recognition technology developed in Australia will help carers manage the pain of dementia patients who struggle to communicate. New facial recognition technology developed in Australia will help medical staff manage the pain of dementia patients who struggle to communicate. Read full article...