The VeraSci Innovation Lab was created to pair scientific knowledge with cutting-edge technology to improve the tools and measurements available for use in clinical trials. Each innovation is rigorously validated to ensure their usefulness in drug development programs. Some of our prior work includes the collection of robust normative data for 650 cognitively healthy individuals on the tablet-based Brief Assessment of Cognition (BAC) and the Virtual Reality Functional Capacity Assessment Tool (VRFCAT), a performance-based functional assessment that was recently accepted into the FDA qualification program for cognitive impairment in schizophrenia.
In this new blog series, we’ll be sharing what’s currently happening in the Innovation Lab. Here you’ll find information about our day-to-day efforts and challenges, long before we share the results at conferences or in peer-reviewed publications.
One of our current interests is evaluating industry-grade wearable devices for real-time functional assessment. One of these devices is a wireless insole used to measure gait, walking, and balance. In future posts, you’ll learn more about the challenges we’ve faced ranging from obtaining appropriate devices to managing at-home use particularly in cognitively impaired populations to evaluating the data these types of devices can produce.
For now, enjoy this video of our colleagues walking, running, and climbing stairs side by side with visualizations of the data collected by the insoles.