LevieHofstee, Founder, Neurocast B.V
It is virtually impossible to obtain a round picture of a patient with clinical data alone. There is an obvious need to monitor patients in their daily environment, but collecting a consistent flow of Real World Data is a complex matter. People suffering chronic illnesses do not want to be confronted with their illness even more, therefore active measuring often fails.
Enter Neurocast B.V.
The company specializes in passively monitoring patients and help patients, doctors, and researchers better understand the course and cause of chronic diseases such as MS, Alzheimer’s, or cancer. They believe that much of the data that could tell us something about how you are doing – mentally, physically, or emotionally – is hidden in how we interact with technology. “We’ve made it our mission to turn everyday digital interactions into clinically approved outcomes, enabling doctors & researchers to passively measure individual patients' performance in daily life. With our actionable insights, we help better understand the course and cause of chronic diseases such as MS, Alzheimer’s, or MDD,” says LevieHofstee, Founder at Neurocast B.V.
The Neurocast True Passive Patient monitoring platform can handle a wide variety of research needs. The company’s technology stack is available out of an ISO27001 Certificated AWS Virtual Private Environment. They believe that much of the data that could tell us something about how you are doing – mentally, physically, or emotionally – is hidden in how we interact with technology. Therefore Neurocast has made it its mission to turn everyday digital interactions into clinically approved outcomes, enabling physicians & researchers to unobtrusively measure individual patients’ performance in daily life.
The Neurocast platform can be used to measure primary and secondary clinical end points within clinical trials.
We’ve made it our mission to turn everyday digital interactions into clinically approved outcomes, enabling doctors & researchers to passively measure individual patients' performance in daily life
It can combat the increasing efficiency and (cost) effectiveness of drug development by passive and monitoring, with easy to deploy technology. Further, the platform’s data in a Real-World setting enables doctors to actively monitor their patients and proactively act upon status changes. The first step in Telemedicine where doctors visit their patients instead of patients visiting their doctors base on RWE.
Neurocast started with the most frequently used device, being the smartphone, meanwhile adding other devices that have become an unseen part of our daily lives, such as computers and smartwatches. Neurocast not only gathers keystroke dynamics data with sensor, Health, and e-PROM data but above all, we develop algorithms that place our Real-World Data into the right context and correlate it with gold standards used by researchers worldwide. “Privacy & security is crucial for patients and, therefore, for us. We don’t collect data that can be traced back to individuals patients. Neurocast is GDPR & HIPAA compliant and ISO 27001 certificated,” mentions Hofstee.
The complete Neurocast technology stack is available in an ISO27001 certificated Virtual Private Cloud environment. This is especially designed for clinical trials and research projects, compliant with the highest security and privacy standards. To ensure that the Real World Data can be used in a medical environment, Neurocast ensures that they must be continuously working on validation. In addition to their clinical validation studies in collaboration with leading institutes such as Amsterdam UMC, the company is always working on implementation validation together with customers, to ensure that its technology can be integrated quickly. “73percent of patients have valid concerns about privacy & security. It is often unclear what kind of data is used, for what purpose, and with whom it is shared. Safety is of paramount importance at Neurocast. We do not collect data that can be traced back to individual patients, and all data is anonymously stored in a highly secure ISO 27001 certificated and GDRP / HIPAA compliant environment,” informs Hofstee.