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Professional Association of Psychology of Aragon commits to the IoT by including CogniFit digital neuropsychological tests

  • The Professional Association of Psychology of Aragon, Spain has reached a distribution agreement with CogniFit to offer its 1,180 psychologists innovative tools that allow them to carry out digital (online) neuropsychological evaluations and obtain personalized reports.
  • The IoT (Internet of Things) is transforming medical and psychological assistance. Remote monitoring of a patient’s cognitive health through CogniFit helps better patient care, optimize treatment outcomes, and reduces preparation time and evaluation costs.
  • New computerized cognitive assessments become a fundamental support tool for professionals. Incorporating these assessments is a forward-thinking initiative that makes it possible to offer more competitive services to members, as well as to improve patient care and participation.

The Professional Association of Psychology of Aragon, Spain has incorporated CogniFit’s innovative cognitive assessment batteries into its neuropsychological testing with the aim of offering its 1,180 members remote monitoring tools for their patient’s cognitive health.

The Professional Association of Psychology of Aragon had already in its test rental services traditional paper and pencil tests often offered by TEA or PEARSON. However, the addition of CogniFit computerized batteries is a major technological breakthrough and an important advantage for licensed psychologists.

Technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data or artificial intelligence, are already in our everyday life even if sometimes we don’t realize it.

“All health areas are affected by this process of digitalization. Not incorporating these technologies in therapy is a great disadvantage compared to other professionals.”- explains Patricia Fernández, a neuropsychologist at CogniFit.

Today’s psychologist has a huge challenge in taking advantage of new technological resources to perform his work in a more efficient way.

Leading vehicle and transportation companies bet on CogniFit to assess their drivers

  • The RACC, Young Drivers or Codes Rousseau are some of the latest companies to incorporate CogniFit neuropsychological assessment batteries to obtain relevant information on the driving quality of their partners or employees.
  • Computerized cognitive assessments have become an essential tool for the transport or motor vehicle sector. Incorporating these assessments and cognitive stimulation programmes is a forward-thinking initiative that allows us to offer more competitive services, minimize costs and help reduce accidents.
  • CogniFit Driving Assessment Battery (DAB) is a leading technology that provides valuable information to help predict vehicle driving quality, risk level, or accident trend rate. It helps to identify whether there is cognitive impairment or deficits in important aspects involved in driving (ability to estimate distances and speeds, manual dexterity, time perception, attentional skills, auditory and visual perception, response time, etc.).
Driving Assessment Battery

Leading vehicle and transport companies and strategic partnerships position CogniFit as leaders in neuropsychological driver assessment technology. 

The RACC, Young Drivers or Codes Rousseau are some of the latest companies in the automotive and transportation sector that have incorporated CogniFit’s digitized neuropsychological tasks into their organization. With the use of this technology, they seek to obtain relevant information that will allow them to help predict and/or improve the quality of vehicle driving and help them to identify the risk index or accident tendency among their drivers.

“CogniFit’s technological innovation has become an essential tool for predicting driving quality, risk level, or accident tendency index among drivers. Evaluating the cognitive/psychological processes of your partners or employees is a competitive advantage that allows you to offer more efficient and cost-effective services. It helps to minimize accident rate and reduce costs,” explains David Asensio, M. S. Neuroscience Research Manager at CogniFit.

This multidimensional driving assessment is very easy to implement, consisting of an easy-to-use questionnaire aimed at identifying the emotional and temperamental factors of the person’s driving behavior and risk propensity (abiding by road rules and regulations, motivation and driving style). Then a complete battery of scientifically validated neuropsychological tests aimed at helping us to identify whether there is cognitive impairment or deficits in important cognitive aspects involved in driving (ability to estimate distances and speeds, manual dexterity, time perception, attentional skills, auditory and visual perception, response time, etc.).

The total duration of this driving evaluation is approximately 30-40 minutes. All of CogniFit’s tools are accessible and easy for anyone to use.

Drug consumption, cognitive impairment associated with age, impulsivity, emotional distress or the presence of a pathology are some of the factors behind a significant number of traffic accidents.

The results obtained after this evaluation are of great value, as they can help us identify the profile of the reckless driver, if a person is in a good cognitive state to drive or if he or she suffers from a deficiency that may represent a potential risk to road safety.

 

CogniFit evaluates the capabilities of astronauts in the space mission: Poland Mars Analogue Simulation 2017 (PMAS 2017)

CogniFit participates in the “space race” to reach Mars by assessing the cognitive performance of astronauts under adverse conditions.

  • CogniFit, a leading neuropsychological assessment, cognitive stimulation and brain training program, participates in the Poland Mars Analogue Simulation 2017 (PMAS 2017) international space mission by assessing the crew’s cognitive abilities under adverse conditions on the Moon or Mars.  The technological innovation of CogniFit helps to prepare the arrival of the man to the red planet. Investigating and answering questions about how the human being behaves is fundamental to achieving mission success.
  • CogniFit’s technological innovation helps prepare humans arrival to the red planet. Investigating and answering questions about how human beings behave is fundamental to achieving this mission success.
CogniFit – Cognitive Assessments and Brain Training in Astronauts

The Space Generation Advisory Council, supported by various institutions (such as the United Nations), is sending 6 astronauts to a simulated mission on the planetary surface of the Moon and Mars. This analog simulation project will be carried out in Poland, hence its name: Poland Mars Analogue Simulation 2017 (PMAS 2017).

Participants will have to follow a rigorous schedule of space exploration activities. The first three days of the mission, the astronauts will live and work in a habitat that simulates that of the Moon. The remaining 11 days, the simulated habitat will be Mars. These astronauts will continuously have support from the mission’s support center, that has more than 25 members. In the “Martian phase” of the project, they will have a delay of 15 minutes in their communications, since it is intended to simulate all the conditions of the real habitat.

CogniFit, a leading provider of neuropsychological assessments, cognitive stimulation, and brain training programs, participates in the international space mission by daily assessing the astronaut’s and crew’s cognitive abilities.

Investigating and answering questions about how the human being behaves is fundamental to achieving this mission’s success. Knowing the effects of isolation and other adverse circumstances that can happen in hostile habitats, like that of the Moon or Mars, increases necessary knowledge to launch a space mission to the red planet.

The participants of the mission come from Spain, the United States, France, India, Israel, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, and many more, with a total of 28 countries. For two weeks, the scientific team will perform studies that address a multitude of scientific disciplines ranging from engineering to astrophysics, psychology, geology, and biology.

This makes the Poland Mars Analogue Simulation of 2017 one of the most interdisciplinary, international and multicultural analog missions ever undertaken. CogniFits technological innovation contributes to change history and science by helping to better understand the human brain and prepare them to arrive on the red planet. You can also be like these astronauts, evaluate and train your cognitive abilities by Registering Here.

CogniFit-Poland Mars Analogue Simulation 2017