The Problem in assessing pain
Pain often goes unrecognised and under-treated in people with communication difficulties such as dementia. Although tools exist to assess pain, they are often subjective, manually based and subsequently under used by carers. PainChek® is a secure smart phone-based medical device that uses artificial intelligence to assess and score pain levels in real time and update medical records in the cloud.
PainChek® – what it is and how it works
PainChek® is a fast and simple to use solution. It uses the smart phone camera to analyse the person’s face and in 3 seconds, documents the facial cues of pain in people with dementia*. *Or other cognitive impairment.
Next, the caregiver uses PainChek® to record their observations of pain related behaviours such as how the person is moving and vocalising pain that will complete the assessment. Finally, PainChek® calculates an overall pain score and stores the result allowing the caregiver to monitor the effect of medication and treatment over time. PainChek® is a world-first pain assessment medical device – now with regulatory clearance in Australia and Europe.