Painchek uses AI to analyse a patient’s face and detect when they are in pain. Data collected over time is used to provide a more accurate report on how the patient is feeling
Patients with dementia or other cognitive impairments are not always able to verbalise when they are in pain. Being unable to ask for pain management when needed, can result in behaviour change and suffering. Usually, it’s up to the caregiver to recognise when their patient or loved one may be in discomfort. However, it’s easy to miss the signs by using observation only.
Painchek uses artificial intelligence to analyse a patient’s face in three seconds using a smartphone camera. Painchek records the detected facial cues or expressions of pain and provides a brief report. The caregiver can record other signs of pain noticed in the patient like changes in movement, voice, behaviour and activity to provide a more detailed summary. The app uses all the data to calculate the individual patient’s pain score based on six parameters, and this can typically be done in less than three minutes.
With ongoing use of the Paincheck platform, carers can record and monitor how pain management treatments help the patient and get a better understanding of when to provide medication. The product is classed as a medical device and is based on principles from validated paper assessments of pain.