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Computerized testing assesses brain health for those with stroke, TBI

June 11, 2014
by Richard R. Rogoski
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NeuroTrax, a leader in the emerging brain wellness industry, has launched BrainCare, a cognitive assessment and report solution that promotes brain wellness in stroke survivors and those who have experienced traumatic brain injuries.

According to a press release posted on the company's website, BrainCare includes a standardized set of computerized tests to identify cognitive and psychosocial factors including memory, attention, executive function, visual spatial, verbal function and problem solving. These test results are then used to generate an easy-to-read graphical report for both the clinician and resident.

In addition, BrainCare provides evidence-based activity recommendations so that clinicians can better plan specific brain exercises aimed at regaining lost functions.

"Medical research supports brain exercise as a way to improve brain fitness," said NeuroTrax CEO Robert Pepper. "Since no two brain injuries are the same, it’s important that patients have access to personalized cognitive assessments and fitness activities to advance their brain wellness. Our vision for BrainCare is to establish a standardized process in assessing and supporting brain wellness. BrainCare is designed to support clinician workflow with a patient-centric solution to help manage and monitor patient brain fitness."

Richard D. Zorowitz, MD, chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, also noted, "Over the past 25 years, there has been substantial progress in understanding factors essential to minimizing cognitive deficits after stroke and TBI. It is critical for patients to continue cognitive training over the long term in order to maximize their recovery. BrainCare holds great promise of facilitating brain fitness by providing accessible scientific cognitive assessment and intuitive reports for tracking progress."