Linus Health Launches iPad-Based platform for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s, Other Dementias

iPad-Based Brain Health Platform

Linus Health, a digital health company focused on “transforming brain health,” has announced that its brain health platform is now generally available for healthcare delivery organizations across the U.S. The platform incorporates and expands on Linus Health’s DCTclock, an iPad-based, AI-enhanced version of the long-standing paper-based Clock Drawing Test.

Designed to facilitate early detection of brain disorders and proactive intervention, the SaaS-based platform combines digital cognitive assessments with actionable recommendations for providers and patients. Research links up to 40% of dementia cases with modifiable risk factors. 

Linus Health’s practical, scalable, and accessible platform can unlock opportunities for millions of people to improve their cognitive trajectories, according to David Bates, PhD, CEO of Linus Health. Given the growing role primary care providers (PCPs) will play in getting ahead of brain disorders, the platform was purpose-built to expand brain care delivery in primary care while streamlining PCP workflows, he adds.

Linus Health’s Core Cognitive Evaluation is a cornerstone of the company’s new platform. Bates says it delivers quantitative and qualitative insights about a person’s brain health in under 10 minutes. Using Apple’s iPad, it combines an objective, next-generation assessment – building on Linus’ DCTclock test – with a digital questionnaire to provide visibility into both a patient’s current cognitive status and future dementia risk and inform recommendations for providers and patients.

Going beyond scores, the platform provides integrated clinical decision support, which Linus Health’s medical team curates, alongside assessment results. 

“To make it feasible for more brain care to occur in primary care, we need to empower PCPs with both efficient assessments and actionable guidance,” says Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer of Linus Health. “Our platform enables them to screen for, identify, and act on cognitive issues early – and without the complexity they face today.”

To empower patients to take steps to preserve and promote their brain health, the platform also creates personalized action plans for each patient. The auto-generated plans make it simple for PCPs to harness a growing set of evidence-based lifestyle and health interventions to support their patients, says Pascual-Leone.

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