NeuroTrax has announced the global availability of BrainCare, a cognitive assessment and report solution to aid clinicians in advancing brain wellness of stroke survivors and traumatic brain injury patients.
Science-based BrainCare standardises brain wellness assessment and tracking that measures progress toward regaining lost function. BrainCare’s design provides structured patient assessment and reporting that also provide the healthcare professional with quality of care metrics related to brain exercises.
The user-friendly BrainCare assessment includes a standardised set of computerised tests to identify cognitive and psychosocial factors. These tests cover six major areas of memory and thinking, as well as mood and nervousness:
- Executive Function
- Visual Spatial
- Verbal Function
- Problem Solving
Test results are then used to generate easy-to-read graphical reports for both the clinician and the patient. Additionally, BrainCare provides evidence-based patient activity recommendations that help healthcare professionals align test results with the latest scientific research on brain fitness and wellness.
“Medical research supports brain exercise as a way to improve brain fitness. Since no two brain injuries are the same, it’s important that patients have access to personalised cognitive assessments and fitness activities to advance their brain wellness. Our vision for BrainCare is to establish a standardised process in assessing and supporting brain wellness,” says NeuroTrax chief executive officer Robert Pepper. “BrainCare is designed to support clinician workflow with a patient-centric solution to help manage and monitor patient brain fitness.”
BrainCare is based on peer-reviewed scientific studies indicating that cognitive exercises performed following stroke and traumatic brain injury can improve brain wellness.
“Over the past 25 years, there has been substantial progress in understanding factors essential to minimising cognitive deficits after stroke and traumatic brain injury. It is critical for patients to continue cognitive training over the long term in order to maximise their recovery,” says Richard D Zorowitz, chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. “BrainCare holds great promise of facilitating brain fitness by providing accessible scientific cognitive assessment and intuitive reports for tracking progress.”