image credit: Freepik

FDA clears AI-powered digital test for early dementia

October 22, 2021


The CognICA Integrated Cognitive Assessment (ICA) test developed by London, UK-based company Cognetivity Neurosciences has been approved by the FDA as an alternative to traditional pen-and-paper tests with some key advantages, according to its developer.

Those include high sensitivity to detect early-stage cognitive impairment, which could allow early intervention with treatment or lifestyle changes that might help to slow down progression of dementia.

The digital format also helps to avoid cultural or educational bias in testing, and helps to avoid scenarios where people tested on multiple occasions learn how to score better, masking increases in impairment, said Cognetivity.

Read More on Pharmaphorum