Facial Analysis Technology for Pain Detection


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Horizon Scan
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Health Technology Update
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Pain is a common symptom for people living with dementia; however, older adults with cognitive impairments or dementia are less likely to be diagnosed with pain or receive appropriate pain management, which may lead to misdiagnosis and unnecessary treatments.

PainChek is a point-of-care app that aims to support care providers with the detection of pain for those who cannot reliably communicate their pain, including adults living with dementia.

This Horizon Scan summarizes information regarding effectiveness, cost, availability, and some of the issues to consider should PainChek or other artificial intelligence–enabled pain detection apps be widely implemented.