Our Science

Cognoa’s products are based on the iterative improvement of proprietary machine learning and AI approaches, tightly coupled with clinical validation.

parent using cognoa app with child

A proactive approach to pediatric
behavioral health

Our technology enables a more proactive approach to pediatric behavioral health by reducing barriers to care, streamlining workflow for physicians, and empowering parents.

Increases access

Access to specialists can be highly dependent on a family’s geographic location. The use of mobile phones reduces dependency on physical location.

For example, on average, the distance between an autism resource and those who need it can stretch to more than 50 miles for those in rural states like Wyoming and Nevada, or even 100 miles in Alaska. But that distance can also shrink below 4 miles for those in more urban states like New Jersey.

usa map of autism resources

Source: https://www.ksl.com/article/46650278/study-shows-distance-between-children-and-autism-services-in-the-us

data analysis for physicians

Enhances clinicians’ ability to make decisions and render a diagnosis:

Machine learning can analyze large volumes of data much more quickly, analyzing hundreds of patient features and extrapolating thousands of data points in ways clinicians can’t.

Especially in behavioral health, there are overlapping symptoms and conditions. Machine learning algorithm can diagnose conditions with speed and accuracy using a data-driven understanding of behavioral health.

Increases accuracy: machine learning applied to patient data can determine current and future state more accurately, particularly given complexity of behavioral health.

Incorporates data previously impossible or difficult to get such as child’s natural behavior at home.

Earlier Diagnosis

In early childhood, over one million new neural connections form every second and, following a peak around age three, neural connections begin to solidify and become more efficient as some connections are strengthened and others are pruned away (Center for Developing Child at Harvard University, 2015).

Graphic showing synapse formation and synapse pruning.
science empowers parents

Empowers Parents

Enables them to act on early concerns. Parents generally detect behavioral delays long before their doctors.

Actively engages them in both the diagnostic and therapeutic process.

Improves communication with their trusted family doctor and equips them to impact their child’s behavioral health and development.

We are committed to developing products for earlier diagnosis and treatment.