MyndYou and Genesis Rehab Services have been awarded a $900,000 grant to identify and track cognitive changes in older adults through an artificial intelligence platform.

In the study, Genesis Rehab Services (GRS)—a provider of rehabilitation and respiratory therapy across the care continuum—will incorporate an artificial intelligence-based platform developed by MyndYou into the follow-up services of select patients, as well as those who have been discharged from therapy.

Combining live, weekly phone calls between clients and licensed occupational therapists with continuous passive monitoring through MyndYou’s monitoring app, the MyndYou solution aims to provide meaningful data and analytic evaluation that GRS therapists can incorporate into individuals’ follow up services, as necessary and appropriate, according to a media release from MyndYou.

The study is being funded by an initial $900,000 grant through the BIRD Foundation (Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation), an organization established in 1977 by the United States and Israel governments to promote mutually beneficial industrial research and development.

“For more than 15 years, we have been searching for innovative useful technologies aimed toward the growing elderly population. I am pleased that the BIRD Foundation has a supporting role in the maturation of AI-based programming to better the living standards for patients, caregivers and society,” says Dr Ron Maron, senior business development director of the BIRD Foundation, in the release.

Ruth Poliakine, MyndYou CEO, states, “We are grateful to both GRS and the BIRD Foundation for their support. This study is a significant step toward expanding the MyndYou AI solution in the US market.  We are motivated by the opportunity to positively impact the lives of millions of older adults living with different stages of cognitive change.”

[Source(s): MyndYou, PR Newswire]