SwanCare adopting facial recognition app for people with dementia and pain

WA-based residential aged care provider SwanCare is rolling out the PainChek facial recognition app, which is able to detect micro-expressions indicative of pain in people with moderate to severe dementia, at one of its Perth facilities with a view to extending its use to home and palliative care.

The app, previously known as the electronic pain assessment tool (ePAT), has now been rolled out to 150 consultants with Dementia Support Australia (DSA), the HammondCare-run centre that provides the federal government's Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service and Severe Behaviour Response Teams.

Posted in Aged Care

Tags: ePAT tool, PainChek

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# Max Mito 2018-07-05 02:16
Does this application work for all types of dementia or for only paticular dieseases?

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