A collaboration between Re:Cognition Health and MYndspan is helping to improve access to data-driven insights into brain health, for patients across London.
The partnership will see MYndspan’s technology used at Re:Cognition Health’s London clinic, which can help assess and measure brain health in under an hour.
The 45-minute service is powered by a non-invasive scanning technology called magnetoencephalography (MEG). MEG is capable of measuring electrical signals between neurons in order to create a detailed map of brain activity. Alongside this, the service also uses app-based games to test cognitive function.
Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO of Re:Cognition Health Ltd and consultant neuroradiologist, said: “MYndspan’s data-driven quantification of brain health using MEG technology is ground-breaking. Our brain and mind experts at Re:Cognition Health are confident MYndspan’s data-led insights will not only help to inform the care we provide for our patients, but also empower individuals with their own data.
“A better understanding of subtle functional changes in the brain, detected only by MEG imaging, will ideally improve how we protect and manage our brain health.”
Within 24 hours of the appointment patients will receive a personalised report into their brain health which can help them make informed, data-led decisions into their lifestyles, such as sleep habits, exercise and diet.
In addition, patients with cognitive health conditions, such as autism, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s, will be able to access detailed data about their brain health and whether it is improving in response to treatment.
Caitlin Baltzer, co-founder and COO of MYndspan, said: ”A pivotal aspect of our mission has always been to empower individuals with their own brain data and being able to achieve this with the support of Re:Cognition Health – who value and understand the power of functional data – is an exciting milestone.
“Our collaboration will enable an exchange of our services to both our customers, meaning that MYndspan’s customers will also have access to a clinical neurological pathway should they need one.”
Other companies in the digital health space have also set out to help improve support for people with neurological and cognitive health conditions. Back in June, Brain in Hand won an NHS grant which will go towards enhancing the way people with autism are engaged in support services.