How NeuraMetrix TC Works
We developed NeuraMetrix TC (Typing Cadence) to monitor brain health without any tests or special equipment. Installed on a personal computer, it captures typing cadence in milliseconds, allowing the detection of subtle changes in cognitive and motor function and calculation of a digital bio-marker. NeuraMetrix TC measures the "inconsistency" in typing cadence, a potential indication of onset and progression of neurodegenerative diseases, by measuring and analyzing more than 2,000 variables.
Typing cadence is one of the strongest habits we have, effectively hardwired in our brains. When a disease or disorder attacks the brain, the hardwiring begins to break down slowly and in very small increments. Our technology can pick up very small changes in typing cadence – a change of 1/100 of a second can be statistically significant. Thus, we can detect changes in the brain long before the person would notice any adverse effects.
NeuraMetrix TC is sensitive enough to detect very early changes in cognitive and motor function and measure decline/progress over time. It is passive, independent of language, culture and education and does not require tests, sensors, gross motor skills or physician interaction.
NeuraMetrix TC is easy to install on your Windows PC or laptop (MacOS coming soon). Download the app from our website (coming soon) or install via an email or USB from your physician. In a few clicks of the mouse, the application will be monitoring your brain health every time you use your computer keyboard.
Periodically, your typing cadence data (not your content) is uploaded to our secure servers and analyzed using proprietary algorithms. Your Sincor, our proprietary measure of inconsistency, is added to your personal record and can be viewed via a web portal.
NeuraMetrix TC does not involve any "tests; rather it measures natural behavior. It cannot analyze what you type; rather it measures the consistency of how you type. Speed or accuracy do not make any difference. Each person’s typing cadence is unique and yields quantitative data about cognitive and motor function.