Ever since Braingaze started to work with child and adult psychiatrists that frequently diagnose ADHD, we have been asked if our unique patented technology could also be applied to the diagnosis of other cognitive disorders.
Recently we validated in collaboration with the Binding Project (website only in Spanish or Catalan) our 5mn dyslexia test involving some 250 subjects. Within the validation study, in more than 9 out of 10 cases our 5mn self-executed test score was less than one score point apart from the gold standard test score (which quantifies dyslexia level on a scale of 0 to 5, requiring a specialist psychologist to administer the test). This exceptional performance goes beyond a simple yes/no answer to dyslexia risk – it truly quantifies with a quite acceptable accuracy the level and nature of reading problems a subject has. And as with our ADHD test, the neuromarker eye movement we measure are involuntary, impossible to fake and do not depend on state of mind, motivation or stress levels.
Braingaze is presently making the dyslexia check available to the tens of very highly regarded clinics that already have adopted the BGaze platform. These clinics can from now on use the BGaze system to run and report on 3 tests: child ADHD, adult ADHD and dyslexia check, all using one single set-up at the psychiatrist clinic without need for referral to other specialized clinics.
Any clinic adopting the BGaze system before the end of this year will also be able to take advantage of this launch offer: for the same initial system investment, you get all three Bgaze tests (Child ADHD, Adult ADHD and Dyslexia) included in the system, ready for use in daily clinical practice.
It may sound strange that one biomarker eye movement can be used to detect the presence of various cognitive disorders. The key is that BGaze uses a very specific visual task for each disorder that it tests for. So while for ADHD our visual task is about the modulation of cognitive attention in an unpredictable task, the tasks we use to detect dyslexia are about cognitive attention levels used to recognize and interpret words shown on screen. In the game package we have developed for autism (which is presently being validated with various international experts on that disorder) the visual stimuli games are related to recognition of facial expressions, emotional response and similar visual tasks that trigger cognitive processes that are specific for a certain disorder.