Research has shown that eye movements offer unique insights into cognitive function, a reflection of how well our brain is working. Tracking the speed, direction and patterns of eye movements is particularly useful for evaluating the health of our memory. Eye tracking assessments are now being used by physicians and scientists to monitor cognitive performance in people of all ages.
See how your computer’s camera tracks your eye movements.
At Neurotrack, our neuroscientists, neuropsychologists and engineers have developed the Imprint Memory Assessment based on Dr. Zola's breakthrough research. Taken online, the assessment offers advanced eye tracking technology in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
During the assessment, your computer’s camera (webcam) tracks your eye movements as you respond to a series of images on your screen. From there, Neurotrack’s proprietary computer vision algorithm extracts the pattern of your eye movements and analyzes the data to give you a baseline score of your memory health. Periodic follow-up assessments help you track any changes that occur over time.
Some risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease cannot be changed, like your genetics or age. However, research shows that lifestyle has a lot to do with brain health. Mounting evidence suggests that risk factors like physical inactivity and smoking can be modified to reduce your risk for developing dementia. The FINGER study (The Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability) is a multi-year study that found that among 1,200 adults at risk for cognitive decline, those who engaged in lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, and cognitive training demonstrated better cognitive performance after two years than those who did not. Our Memory Health Program is modeled after the FINGER study intervention but is delivered digitally, requiring no in-person visits.
Control group vs. 2 year program
Working with Dr. Kivipelto, Neurotrack is developing a digital program that focuses on the five key areas that are known to impact brain health: exercise, diet, sleep, stress, and cognitive training. We’ll help you learn how to integrate positive habits into your life and track your memory health over time, all on your own schedule and from your own home. The personalized program is structured to meet your unique needs throughout your journey towards long-term cognitive health.
A pilot study on the Memory Health Program demonstrated improvements in cognitive function, depression, and anxiety levels among older adults who participated in the program for one year. Additional studies are underway to further study the long-term effects of the Memory Health Program.
The science behind memory health is constantly evolving. We partner with leading institutions to help advance today’s knowledge of how memory loss can be measured and prevented.
The science of brain health and memory loss continues to develop. Until recently, the only memory tests offered were conducted in laboratories or by specialists in certain clinicians' offices. At Neurotrack, we’re able to give people anywhere in the world access to tools and technology that provide deep insight and information about their brain and memory health.
Similarly, lifestyle interventions that target memory health have been primarily limited to research settings, making them difficult for people to access. Through our digital therapeutic, the Memory Health Program, you can access a science-backed intervention through an app that can be downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet. At Neurotrack we leverage readily available technology to increase access to cognitive assessment and intervention.