Kintell is a Cambridge based startup that builds technology to support older people as they age independently. We have produced a device that can assess and improve cognitive health and are looking for testers in the UK (Cambridge – Essex – London areas) aged 60+ to try out our new devices.
Kintell reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and MCI
The Kintell devices have been specially designed to help reduce Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
According to current research, 1 in 3 cases of Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented with lifestyle changes and there are currently no medications specifically approved to treat Mild Cognitive Impairment; health professionals often just recommend simple lifestyle changes to treat and prevent MCI. Kintell helps you make these positive lifestyle changes by measuring your brain health and providing personalised habit programs to improve your health. In addition to this, the devices also allow you to track your brain health over time to see how you improve or know when things change.
The cognitive assessment software that the devices use is currently only available to professionals outside the UK, but Kintell wants to give people the tools to monitor their own cognitive health and support them as they improve or maintain it.
Test with Kintell!
Kintell is looking for volunteers to take part in a 3-stage-testing program. Firstly, volunteers will be asked to complete a 5-minute survey about cognitive health, then a 10-minute cognitive assessment where an app will ask them simple questions like ‘what did you do yesterday?’ or ‘what does the sky look like today?’ and the volunteer will reply with their voice. Their voice will then be assessed for cognitive ability and they will receive a baseline score. From there, they will be given a set of Kintell devices to live with in their homes for 2-3 days with personalised habit programs to help improve their health. After the testing period, volunteers will complete the cognitive assessment again to see if there has been any improvement, they’ll also be asked for feedback so Kintell can improve their technology and make it as user-friendly as possible.
Testing will commence the week beginning 18th March 2019. If you’re interested in testing with Kintell then please send your name and contact details to [email protected]