National roll out planned for Painchek

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by Rachael Jones

The world's first smartphone pain assessment and monitoring device Painchek (ASX:PCK) is looking to a national roll out with Dementia Support Australia after a successful pilot.

The project initially commenced in two states, WA and SA in September and October 2017.

PainChek has now been rolled out nationwide across DSA’s 150 consultants caring for up to 5,000 people with dementia each year.

Pain was one of the most common contributing factors (53 per cent) to these clients’ behaviours.

27 out of 32 clients had at least one painful condition - most commonly arthritis.

When pain was identified via PainChek, there was a significant improvement in their behavioral scores at the time of discharge from the DSA service.

Shares in painchek closed flat at 5.6 cents yesterday.

Rachael Jones

Finance News Network
Rachael comes to FNN after working for Fairfax Media covering international breaking news, including the global economy and politics. She joined FNN in February 2018. She has reported on Australia’s finance news for various organisations since 2000 and has also interviewed a number of key business players, including Bill Gates. Rachael has also worked across a number of countries, including the UK and the US.