BioTrends is a HIPAA / HITECH cloud platform that enables the evaluation and treatment of behavioral health conditions across all patient populations through intelligent journaling and automated delivery, scoring and analysis of hundreds of standardized assessments and therapy worksheets updated for DSM-5 and ICD-10.
Groundskeeper is a go no-go task developed for a set of digital blocks that the participant manipulates. Play of this "Whac-A-Mole" style game is tracked through several sensors in the devices, which provides a new and innovative approach for accurately measuring conditions associated with attention.
The idea to more accurately measure behavior through technology began over dinner between a programmer and a psychiatrist in Minneapolis. This is based on the ubiquity of sensors, the data they can collect and the behavior they represent.
The team spent the year developing Groundskeeper, instrumenting the cubes to collect data associated with attention, and building the algorithms to analyze this novel data set. We partnered with several clinics and the University of Minnesota to pilot the system.
The pilot study from Groundskeeper showed high predictive accuracy in detecting ADHD, Depression and Anxiety. These results were published in Games for Health Journal and featured by a number of news orgnizations. We also flew around the country and presented at a number of conferences along with picking up a few awards for innovation.
While the results were promising, we determined more clinical evidence was required and so ramped up Phase One and then Phase Two trials in 2014. Research sites included a number of partners including psychometric testing centers, Macalester College and Johns Hopkins University.
While research continues with Groundskeeper at Syracuse University, Macalester College and other partners, we developed and launched BioTrends. The underpinnings for this HIPAA/HITECH compliant cloud platform was originally developed to optimize the clinical research process.
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