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MyCognition mental resilience app

Clinically validated digital healthcare solution that monitors, treats and prevents cognitive decline from stress.

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Cognition is shown to play an important role regulating the body's response to stress. Prolonged or extreme stress compromises cognition and its regulation of the immune system via cortisol. Poor cognition and inflammation are linked, and SARS-CoV-2 causes death through a 'cytokine storm', filling the body with inflammatory material. Those who survive severe infection are likely to experience mental illness as a result of high levels of immune cells. In addition, social isolation measures, changing work conditions and public anxiety are causing an overload on existing mental health support services as needs soar.

The market-ready MyCognition app offers a way to effectively build mental resilience using clinically validated cognitive training games. MyCognition also manages and monitors mental health issues in an adaptive manner using an online, remote cognitive assessment with AI to generate personalised treatment plans. The software is accessible through any iOS/Android device and can be used universally; regardless of age, gender or health-state.

The software is NHS-approved, regulated by MHRA and is CE marked as a Class 1 medical device with 85% ORCHA ranking. With over 25,000 existing user data points, the software has been adopted internationally in education and workplace settings.

Rigorous clinical trials and published evidence have established MyCognition for use in clinical settings such as helping manage Cancer, Diabetes, PTSD, Depression and Cognitive Impairment.

MyCognition is poised to merge with the skills of health practitioners and well-being services to benefit the health, prevention and productivity of everyone during this crisis.

What is the need are you focusing on?

The need for remote mental health interventions that empower and build mental resilience in key populations during this crisis.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed
  • Sharing a pivot idea your organization is considering or could consider
  • Sharing an actual pivot your organization has already made

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

We are pivoting to integrate the MyCognition service with different healthcare providers to better enable remote and personalised treatments for cognitive and physical illness.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

MyCognition offers an immediate solution for people to take control of poor mental health with the help of an accessible remote, digital tool. There is potential for universal longitudinal data collection to better understand cognition and its relationship with the real-world impact of the crisis.

What is the name of your business or organization?


What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

MyCognition is a cognitive assessment and training app serving populations within education, workplace and community. The app is accessible to anyone who wants to take control of their own cognitive fitness.

What is your profession?

KTP associate- project to build and implement the NHS approved digital therapeutic into lives of those experiencing cognitive decline.

Where are you located (country)?

United Kingdom

Where are you located (region)?

  • Europe

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Academia/Research
  • Business/Consulting
  • Education
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Social Work

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • 2-5 years old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Social Enterprise

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- NGOs
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Civil Society Groups
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Healthcare

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

We are looking for resellers who will take software licences to their professional networks in order to implement the solution and have the desired impact on beneficiaries.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

Predicted barriers include tough funding decisions and red tape to cross within and between organisations. Integration is at the heart of the MyCogntiion strategy to achieve impact in healthcare and therefore significant efforts will be dedicated to this.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

We have partnered on a funding application with a social care organisation to develop a digital platform that delivers MyCognition software alongside virtual video communication with a trained practitioner. This is a response to delivering remote care and monitoring where treatment is most needed.

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Photo of Alisa Ahmadian

Hi Anna! Thanks so much for submitting. This is such an important solution. I'm curious how you much your pivot has been influenced by COVID-19, and how?

Photo of Anna Sandford-James

Hi Alisa, thank-you for reaching out. Covid-19 has magnified the need for remote, scalable, digital therapeutics to treat populations with pre-existing conditions as well as populations severely affected by new stress. Our software provides a psycho-social neuroscientific treatment that is engaging for the users but also meaningful to healthcare and education professionals. The clinically-validated short assessment games and immersive training games facilitate the capacity of a few professionals to care for a magnitude of users, as they are motivated to self-administer the gamified treatment at home. Our new pivot platform connects trained professionals or coaches with their own control panel to monitor how well their patients are doing and extra support resources enable them to deliver tailored and personalised treatment plans. We are poised to merge with existing technologies and networks to produce synergies between professional skillsets and our evidence-based intervention. The human connection and community placed within the new platform is essential during this time to verse people on how to adapt to new behaviours and benefit their own health. The platform also delivers e-learning content that helps people understand their bodies better and meets the heightened awareness of health with 24/7, remote support.