Precision Neurology

By Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick
Twitter: @drnic1
Host of Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist#TheIncrementalist

On this episode I talked to Micha Breakstone, (@michabreakstone) CEO and Co-Founder of (@neuralight) a company using novel objective and sensitive neurological biomarkers to accelerate neurological trials and increase their success rates.

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Micha has an unusual background and history who thought he would be a novelist but found his way into serial entrepreneurship successfully launching Chorus.AI, a company focused on analyzing conversation unlocking the hidden dimension of insight found in every interaction we have with others.

Thanks to this background and meeting his co-founder he formed a company that is determined to bring science and objective measurement to the world of neurology. As he (and I) both agree

As Micha points out with over 1 billion people worldwide suffering from neurological disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s but those diagnoses and treatments fall in the shadow of subjective assessments that suffer from wide variability and even intra and inter-rater variability making real progress difficult to achieve and even harder to measure.

Listen in to hear how there is a better way, one that might allow for easier more accurate diagnosis of neurological diseases and offer tools to assess the efficacy of therapies accurately by digitizing neurology with oculometric measures from facial videos captured with a standard webcam or smartphone and using AI to accelerate clinical trials and drug development and improve patient outcomes.

About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.

This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.