THE TECHNOLOGY

Patented, neuroscience-based prescription digital therapy for chronic pain

CognifiSense’s core product, Virtual Reality Neuropsychological Therapy (VRNT), is a patented Virtual Reality (VR) based therapy to treat chronic pain. 

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What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is pain that persists beyond the normal healing time for injuries, typically three months.

Chronic pain changes the brain. Neuroimaging research has shown that:

1. chronic pain is associated with parts of the brain different from those associated with acute pain (pain everyone experiences), and

2. the brain learns to experience pain in a way less and less coupled to actual signals from the body.​ 
Therefore, for any lasting improvement in chronic pain, therapies must "undo" these maladaptive changes which drive pain chronification.

 

Personalized therapy to create neuroplastic change

Developed using first principles neuroscience, VRNT seeks to address these maladaptive neuroplastic changes in the brain.

A unique feature of VRNT is that it is personalized for each patient.  This is critically important, as each individual has a unique pain experience.

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At-home therapy

VRNT is designed to be used by patients in the comfort of their own homes using standard, consumer VR equipment.

Research & development

The development of VRNT involved cutting-edge science, including pre- and post-therapy brain scans to assess neuroplastic changes in the brain.

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