Cognoa did a clinical study with 425 individuals aged in between 18 and 72 months old, assessing kids with their tool and a professional clinician. The business is planning to present this tool to pediatricians in the 2nd half of 2021.
Helping with medical diagnosis, the tool also aims to deal with particular irregularities, such as kids in black and Hispanic neighborhoods not being diagnosed and girls being detected later on than young boys. In addition, present practices include pediatricians referencing children with presumed autism to experts, which has created a frustrating backlog resulting in households waiting on months and in some cases even years to get a diagnosis. Cognoa intends to speed up this procedure, understanding that it is possible to identify Autism in kids as young as eighteen months old.
Cognoa, a business that makes digital therapies and diagnostic tools, recently submitted a new tool to FDA that might help moms and dads and pediatricians identify children with Autism at a much younger age, enabling them to get the care and help they need rather. The pediatrician will recommend a Cognoa mobile app to the parents if and when theres a concern either by the moms and dads or the pediatrician. The app asks moms and dads to answer a survey related to their childs habits patterns and also submit two videos of their kid in their natural environment. As soon as submitted, the videos and actions are sent out to a qualified professional who observes the reactions and videos and offers their own input. The childs pediatrician also supplies their actions about the childs behavior.
All of the responses are integrated together and fed to Cognoas algorithm that, with the help of artificial intelligence, takes a look at thousands of other cases including kids from different races, backgrounds and gender, and suggest whether the child is on the Autism spectrum or not. Based upon the signs provided by the tool, and utilizing their own judgment, a pediatrician can then identify a kid with Autism.