child development assessment app

By Dave Muoio 11:44 am July 30, 2019
Infant development platform BabySparks has closed a $2 million in seed funding, the startup announced on Friday. Ocean Azul Partners headed the round, which also included participation from Miami Angels, Kairos, Marstar Investments, Lou Kreisberg and Steve Goodman. WHAT THEY DO BabySparks has built an app-based tool for parents to track and stimulate the development of their young children. After...
Cognoa child development assessment app for autism
By Dave Muoio 12:34 pm August 27, 2018
In May, a pair of studies were published in the journals Autism Research and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) that evaluated Cognoa’s artificial intelligence-based tool for early identification of autism in children. While both investigations suggest that the tool’s performance significantly exceeded those of other standardized screeners, comparing the two...
By Dave Muoio 09:58 am February 21, 2018
Palo Alto, California-based Cognoa’s machine learning app for pediatric behavioral health has received categorization from the FDA as a diagnostic medical device for autism, according to an announcement from the company. By analyzing parent-provided information and videos of a child’s natural behavior, the company’s app uses machine learning to provide an assessment of whether that child is...
By Dave Muoio 01:15 pm October 24, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new app for new parents looking to follow the first five years of their child’s growth and development. The Milestone Tracker app, available for free on Android and iOS devices, offers a checklist of the important milestones parents should look out for to identify whether or not their child may have a disability or any other factors...
By Heather Mack 07:51 pm March 27, 2017
Palo Alto, California-based Cognoa, which makes an app to assess child development, has raised $11.6 million in a round led by existing investor Morningside. This brings the company’s total funding to over $20 million. By analyzing parent-provided information and videos of a child’s natural behavior, the Cognoa app uses machine learning to provide an assessment of whether that child is developing...