Researchers at NuraLogix, a global provider of contactless health monitoring through its patented Transdermal Optical Imaging (TOI) technology, has announced that it is adding the ability to perform metabolic and blood biomarker health risk assessments for various chronic conditions to its Anura platform.
As a first for video-based contactless health monitoring, the new capabilities add to the existing health and wellness measurements Anura can assess from a 30-second video selfie, including the ability to accurately measure blood pressure.
Anura is the only video-based contactless health monitoring solution that can measure vital signs and provide health risk assessments. The metabolic and blood biomarker risk assessments will join the existing cardiovascular disease risk assessments, including 10-year predictions of risk of death from heart attack or stroke.
"Following years of research and development, we are excited to share the expanded capabilities of the Anura™ platform. Our research models have been proven to predict whether a subject's HbA1c is greater than 5.7%, or their Fasting Blood Glucose is greater than 5.5mmol/L, to a clinically accurate level," said Dr. Keith Thompson, Chief Medical Officer at NuraLogix. "The ability to assess health with just a look into every day, readily available consumer devices is a game changer for the healthcare industry. Using ubiquitous devices, Anura™ has the potential to accelerate the adoption of solutions for the early detection of chronic diseases, expand health equity and access to underserved populations while dramatically decreasing costs of care."
How It Works
NuraLogix delivers contactless health monitoring via its Anura platform that combines data gathered through its TOI technology, a novel form of Remote Photoplethysmography (rPPG). Developed with data from more than 40,000 patients with multiple conditions, NuraLogix's research on these predicted models has been tested and published in numerous peer-reviewed journals worldwide.
Anura uses a conventional video camera to extract facial blood flow information combined with sophisticated AI model analysis in the cloud that extrapolates health information from the pattern of facial blood flows. Results are delivered within its intuitive app, showing information on over 30 health parameters such as heart rate, breathing rate, and cuffless blood pressure, and providing health risk assessments for some of the most prevalent chronic conditions. This includes type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and mental health.