|By PR Newswire||
|December 1, 2016 05:53 PM EST|
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotrack, a digital health company focused on the early detection of cognitive decline and prevention of diseases like Alzheimer's, today announced the general availability of its Imprint™ Check-Up. Previously, the assessment was only available through clinical studies or by special invitation. Now, by going straight to consumers, the company wants to ensure that anyone, anywhere, can take the first steps to protect their brain health as they grow older.
"As we age, we obsess over wrinkles, age spots and blemishes. In fact, every year, consumers spend more than $2 billion dollars on anti-aging skincare. But our minds age as well, and now we're making it possible to monitor your memory and take care of your brain," said Elli Kaplan, CEO and co-founder of Neurotrack. "Many people don't realize that you can slow the rate at which your brain ages through lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, getting enough sleep, stress reduction, and brain games."
Based on more than 30 years of scientific research, the Imprint Check-Up provides people with a baseline measurement of their memory health, which can then be used to track any changes as the individual ages. Candidates for the assessment include:
- Anyone over the age of 50;
- Anyone experiencing symptoms of memory loss;
- Anyone with a family history of dementia or Alzheimer's Disease.
People can take the five-minute check-up from the comfort of their own home, as long as they have a computer with an internet connection and a webcam. The assessment is quick, non-invasive, private, and free.
The Imprint Check-Up is a digital assessment used to identify people who are at risk for cognitive decline. The five minute, web-based assessment measures the health of the hippocampus, the first part of the brain to be impacted by Alzheimer's disease. By tracking, then analyzing the eye movements of a person while he or she looks at a series of images, the Imprint Check-Up measures declarative memory. Declarative memory describes "everyday memory," which is the ability to remember things like where you parked your car, where you put your keys and what time you need to arrive at work.The test is used to establish a baseline – on a scale of 1 to 100 – that allows for future assessment and prediction of cognitive decline over time.
After taking the Imprint Check-Up assessment, individuals receive:
- Detailed results including their Memory Score;
- Information, advice and recommendations for improving their brain health;
- An invitation to a private Facebook group that provides a supportive environment for anyone seeking to improve or maintain their brain health.
"Our vision at Neurotrack is to educate and empower people to take control of, and care for, their brain health. Testing for early detection of cognitive decline should be a part of everyone's annual checkup and health routine," said Elli Kaplan. "We already do this for diabetes, heart disease, colon and skin cancer, among others; it's crucial that we begin testing for brain health now that we have the technology to do so."
"I want to let my patients know they aren't helpless. There is a perception that once you have early onset memory loss there is nothing you can do about it," said Douglas Swanson, M.D., a family medicine specialist in Colorado Springs, Colo. "I'll use the results of the Imprint Check-up to make recommendations and help patients have a better, healthier life."
Individuals can take the Imprint Check-Up assessment by visiting www.neurotrack.com and clicking "Get Started."
Neurotrack is a digital health company that is changing the way consumers and the medical community address cognitive health.
Neurotrack provides science-based, memory health assessment tools that help prevent cognitive decline, which is often a precursor of dementia and Alzheimer's. Neurotrack's proprietary Imprint Check-Up, a five-minute, computer-based cognitive assessment that tracks eye movements to detect abnormalities in the hippocampus that are indicators of cognitive impairment. The Imprint Check-Up is backed by 30 years of scientific research, and is the only cognitive assessment tool available that can detect risk of memory loss years before symptoms appear.
Neurotrack is led by CEO and cofounder Elli Kaplan, and scientific co-founders Stuart Zola, PhD, Elizabeth Buffalo, PhD, and Cecelia Manzanarez, leaders in the fields of neuroscience and Alzheimer's disease.
For more information and to access Neurotrack's brain health assessment tools and programs, visit www.neurotrack.com.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/are-you-worried-about-memory-loss-now-you-can-find-out-your-risk-for-cognitive-decline-which-can-be-associated-with-diseases-like-alzheimers-300371842.html
"We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 8, 2016 06:30 AM EST Reads: 1,111
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor – all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Dec. 8, 2016 06:15 AM EST Reads: 5,909
Get deep visibility into the performance of your databases and expert advice for performance optimization and tuning. You can't get application performance without database performance. Give everyone on the team a comprehensive view of how every aspect of the system affects performance across SQL database operations, host server and OS, virtualization resources and storage I/O. Quickly find bottlenecks and troubleshoot complex problems.
Dec. 8, 2016 05:00 AM EST Reads: 2,159
Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2017 New York The 7th Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things, systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to automate and control design flo...
Dec. 8, 2016 04:30 AM EST Reads: 730
"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 8, 2016 04:15 AM EST Reads: 946
With 15% of enterprises adopting a hybrid IT strategy, you need to set a plan to integrate hybrid cloud throughout your infrastructure. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steven Dreher, Director of Solutions Architecture at Green House Data, discussed how to plan for shifting resource requirements, overcome challenges, and implement hybrid IT alongside your existing data center assets. Highlights included anticipating workload, cost and resource calculations, integrating services on both sides...
Dec. 8, 2016 04:00 AM EST Reads: 3,797
Unless your company can spend a lot of money on new technology, re-engineering your environment and hiring a comprehensive cybersecurity team, you will most likely move to the cloud or seek external service partnerships. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Darren Guccione, CEO of Keeper Security, revealed what you need to know when it comes to encryption in the cloud.
Dec. 8, 2016 04:00 AM EST Reads: 4,814
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 8, 2016 04:00 AM EST Reads: 1,045
According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.
Dec. 8, 2016 02:45 AM EST Reads: 1,298
"We are the public cloud providers. We are currently providing 50% of the resources they need for doing e-commerce business in China and we are hosting about 60% of mobile gaming in China," explained Yi Zheng, CPO and VP of Engineering at CDS Global Cloud, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 8, 2016 02:30 AM EST Reads: 1,120
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web co...
Dec. 8, 2016 01:45 AM EST Reads: 1,410
Between 2005 and 2020, data volumes will grow by a factor of 300 – enough data to stack CDs from the earth to the moon 162 times. This has come to be known as the ‘big data’ phenomenon. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to handling, storing and analyzing data aren’t adequate at this scale: they’re too costly, slow and physically cumbersome to keep up. Fortunately, in response a new breed of technology has emerged that is cheaper, faster and more scalable. Yet, in meeting these new needs they...
Dec. 8, 2016 01:30 AM EST Reads: 1,925
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busin...
Dec. 8, 2016 01:00 AM EST Reads: 3,957
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dec. 8, 2016 12:30 AM EST Reads: 1,136
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
Dec. 8, 2016 12:15 AM EST Reads: 1,360