– Philips IntelliSpace Cognition provides U.S. healthcare professionals with a powerful aid for assessing cognitive impairments due to neurological conditions.
– Philips has invested in collecting insights from both neurologists and neuropsychologists in order to design IntelliSpace Cognition in an iterative manner and ensure it fits into the majority of existing workflows.
– IntelliSpace Cognition will initially be commercially available only in the U.S.
Philips, a global leader in health technology, announced today the U.S. debut of its new artificial intelligence (AI) driven, cloud-based cognitive assessment platform IntelliSpace Cognition. Leveraging the power of Philips’ cloud-based HealthSuite Digital Platform, IntelliSpace Cognition provides healthcare professionals with a powerful aid for assessing cognitive impairment. IntelliSpace Cognition will initially be commercially available only in the U.S
How IntelliSpace Cognition Works
IntelliSpace Cognition automates and enhances well-established neuropsychological tests, offering new insights for clinicians treating patients with debilitating neurological conditions. It provides direct access to detailed information about a patient’s cognition while also providing quantitative longitudinal data to aid in assessing disease progression and treatment efficacy.
Importance of Understanding A Patient’s Cognitive Performance
A crucial care pathway for neurologists is to refer patients to neuropsychologists whose expertise in assessing cognitive issues provides important information for treatment. While treatment may be limited for some neurodegenerative diseases, it is vital to act as early as possible to establish an appropriate care plan or treatment protocol.
The number of neuropsychologists able to perform an assessment is limited and coupled with a rise in the number of patients suffering from neurological conditions, there is a need for new innovative solutions. A rapid and reliable method for neurologists to better assess cognition and select those that would benefit from seeing a neuropsychologist would alleviate pressure on this part of the healthcare system.
Results from a study conducted by Philips support interest in new solutions to address these issues. Ninety-two percent of neurologists indicated that the IntelliSpace Cognition concept would be appealing to use within their practice.
Philips has invested in collecting insights from both neurologists and neuropsychologists in order to design IntelliSpace Cognition in an iterative manner and ensure it fits into the majority of existing workflows. IntelliSpace Cognition was developed under a quality management system for medical devices and has undergone rigorous usability testing and a monitored clinical trial has been performed to validate the digital cognitive tests and collect normative data from healthy individuals that reflect the U.S. population. The Philips study found that 80% of neurologists said they would feel confident using IntelliSpace Cognition because Philips has collected normative data to provide peer comparisons to a healthy group.
Direct Insights into Cognitive Performance
In the typical workflow, a patient performs various tests on a tablet under minimal supervision of an assistant with audio prompts to guide in tasks such as drawing a clock, joining numbered dots or remembering a sequence of numbers. The results of the tests are then communicated to IntelliSpace Cognition’s cloud-based computing platform, where advanced validated algorithms perform analytics to present the clinician with the results. IntelliSpace Cognition is just one part of an expanding neurology IT portfolio of Philips which includes, neuroimaging, high-density EEG and now digital cognitive assessment.
“While dealing with the rising tide of neurological disease remains a great challenge, our solution will facilitate robust and reliable cognitive assessment with greater efficiency and scale than traditional methods,” said Jeroen Tas, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer at Philips. “Combining this with imaging-based diagnostics we aim to offer care providers more meaningful insights into the health of their patients and potentially open up new possibilities for treatment in the future.”