Grounded in more than 25 years of research & development in brain vital signs science, the NeuroCatch® Platform is an industry-leading medical device that offers an objective evaluation of cognitive function, which is delivered in minutes at the point of care.
Powered by our new Evoked Potential Input/Output (EPiO)™ technology, NeuroCatch® provides an automated, standardized, and instant report with embedded data quality checks. NeuroCatch® allows for results evaluation and easy integration into any cognitive brain health evaluation.
the NeuroCatch® Platform?
A deployable digital health technology, NeuroCatch® allows healthcare practitioners to easily perform an objective cognitive assessment on their clients at any point of care in 10 to 30 minutes, with the test taking only 6 minutes. In this time, results from the NeuroCatch® report can help guide clinical decision-making throughout the care continuum.
NeuroCatch® uses an EEG headset to capture quantitative physiological responses for Auditory sensation, Basic attention, and Cognitive processing, overcoming challenges with traditional subjective error-prone tests. NeuroCatch® is standardized with established normative data and test-retest reliability, providing a much-needed solution to objective cognitive evaluation. With enhanced time sensitivity, it is possible to track brain response metrics with millisecond resolution.
The NeuroCatch® scan results are immediately available and easy to interpret. Within the NeuroCatch® report, the value of each ERP is displayed and can be compared to prior scan history to distinguish any variability. Detailed results on the speed and size of the three different ERPs make up the ABCs of NeuroCatch®.
The fully automated process of NeuroCatch® creates repeatable evaluations, allowing clinicians to sensitively monitor significant changes over time. Whether measuring cognitive effects of disease, trauma, treatment or performance improvement exercises, NeuroCatch® is an invaluable cognitive measurement tool that can help make clinical decisions based on enhanced cognitive evaluation capabilities.
How it works
NeuroCatch® conducts a rapid 6-minute scan to measure and report on cognitive brain function. It produces a NeuroCatch® report immediately after the scan to display information on three different ERP brain responses. These responses form the ABCs of NeuroCatch®:
- Auditory Sensation [N100]
- Basic Attention [P300]
- Cognitive Processing [N400]
The NeuroCatch® report provides both the healthcare practitioner and the client with a user-friendly summary of the quantified results and scores.
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Can the NeuroCatch® report help guide treatment?
Does NeuroCatch® replace
medical imaging or neuro-psychological testing?
The NeuroCatch® Platform is designed for healthcare practitioners to measure cognitive brain function of their clients through specific brain responses known as event-related potentials (ERP).
These ERP measurements can be used for a range of individuals who are interested in monitoring healthy brain function, those who sustained a concussion or brain injury, any client who may be experiencing, or are concerned about, changes in their cognitive functioning.
Can the NeuroCatch® report help guide treatment?
Does the NeuroCatch® Platform
replace medical imaging or neuro-psychological testing?
Unique to the NeuroCatch® Platform is the evidence-based method to stimulate specific brain responses involved in cognition. Using a rapid 6-minute simple auditory sequence of basic tones and word pairs it is possible to reliably evaluate the speed and size of these standard brain responses within an individual.
The results from the NeuroCatch® Platform are easy-to-use and immediate. They take complex neuroscience and translate it into simple brain health results. The clinical report is anchored by an intuitive graphic of cognitive brain health. Detailed results on the speed and size of the three different brain responses make up the ABCs of NeuroCatch® Platform (below). The ABCs incorporate a standardized normative framework in which to evaluate individual results.
NeuroCatch® provides an essential objective physiological benchmark to help support existing behavioural cognitive assessments. It differs from traditional cognitive assessments by providing a rapid (6-minute), objective, quantifiable measure of direct neurophysiological responses. Results of the scan are immediately provided in an easy-to-understand NeuroCatch® report.
As cognitive assessments of this quality and objectivity have rarely existed outside of a laboratory setting, NeuroCatch® provides practitioners a way to address the adage of “you can’t treat what you can’t measure” at the point of care.
NeuroCatch® is currently used as an assessment tool and/or a part of treatment programs for concussion and brain injury, dementia and neurological diseases, aging, PTSD and mental health, as well as athletic/executive brain performance and human optimization. (Refer to the Completed and Ongoing Clinical Studies table on The Science page for examples.)
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