In a remarkable achievement, the innovative health app, BrainTrack, recently received high honors at the ACT iAwards ceremony. This free application, designed to track cognitive shifts over time, was crowned victorious in the community/not-for-profit category of the esteemed award ceremony, held in Australia’s capital, Canberra.
An Unrivalled Victory in the ACT iAwards Ceremony
BrainTrack, a groundbreaking cognitive health app developed collaboratively by Dementia Australia and Deakin University’s Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A²I²), made headlines with its notable win. The Australian Information Industry Association’s iAwards program, renowned for celebrating Australia’s digital excellence, recognized BrainTrack’s significant contributions to society.
Driving Early Dementia Diagnosis: BrainTrack’s Noble Mission
Dementia Australia CEO, Maree McCabe AM, expressed her exhilaration on receiving the award. “With more than 400,000 Australians living with dementia – which is projected to increase to more than 800,000 people by 2058 – improving early diagnosis must be a priority,” she noted, underlining BrainTrack’s central mission of fostering early dementia diagnosis.
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From Concept to Success: The BrainTrack Journey
BrainTrack, ingeniously constructed to offer brain health information through entertaining, travel-themed games derived from validated cognitive testing, supports the early detection of cognitive shifts over time. Users can conveniently share their results with their General Practitioner, aiding further diagnostic procedures.
Alfred Deakin Professor Kon Mouzakis, Co-Director of Deakin University’s A²I², expressed his pride over the fruitful collaboration with Dementia Australia, leading to BrainTrack’s inception and successful funding by a Medical Research Future Fund grant.
Global Reception of BrainTrack: Over 50,000 Downloads and Counting
Since its launch in October 2022, BrainTrack has experienced widespread acceptance, boasting over 50,000 downloads from various countries, including the US, UK, New Zealand, and Canada.
I congratulate the incredible team behind this groundbreaking tool that is increasing the understanding of dementia and raising awareness about the importance of monitoring and talking about brain health.Ms. McCabe
BrainTrack, funded by the Australian Government, can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play. For additional information, please visit www.dementia.org.au/braintrack or reach out to the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. To view all Dementia Australia’s awards and recognition go to https://www.dementia.org.au/about-us/dementia-australia/awards-and-recognition