Using AI to measure and manage pain. Australia’s largest child health research centre, Melbourne’s Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) is set to take part in a trial of a phone-based automated pain analysis tool to foster better care for non-verbal infants. The adult version of the up from the publicly-listed company PainChek is already being deployed across the nation’s aged care sector, thanks in part to a $5 million boost from the federal government . PainChek’s app uses neural network-based facial recognition technology to detect minute changes in a patient’s expression to accurately indicate the level of pain they’re experiencing – something that can be hard to determine in adults with degenerative conditions like dementia or in young children. Now the clinical trial at MCRI is set to evaluate just how effective the technology is for use with children with a dedicated Infants App, comparing PainChek’s results with data […]