$5m for roll-out of PainChek pain recognition app for residential aged care

The federal government has provided $5 million in funding to give residential aged care providers a licence for one year to use the PainChek facial recognition app for people living with dementia.

The app, which is able to detect micro-expressions indicative of pain in people with moderate to severe dementia who are unable to verbalise their pain, is already being used by the 150 consultants at Dementia Support Australia (DSA), which provides federally funded Severe Behaviour Response Teams.

ASX-listed PainChek, which was formerly known as ePAT Technologies, has also recently signed agreements with RACF providers SwanCare in Perth, Churches Of Christ in Queensland and national provider Allity Aged Care.

Posted in Aged Care

Tags: PainChek

Comments  

# Lynne Everett 2019-05-03 11:37
Sounds like a great idea; I wonder if it could be used with people who have ESL issues, including Indigenous people, when interacting with health care.

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