C.A.T. Rapid Released in Google App Store
C.A.T. Rapid, an App developed by Prof John Joska (Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health, UCT) was released on the Google Play Store on 30 January 2013. The app written for Android operating system smartphones can be used in multiple healthcare settings to screen for a range of neurocognitive impairment. The patient is taken through a number of tests using the interactive touch screen and an assessment is automatically generated for the healthcare practioner.
The App is poised to empower all levels of health care personnel, from lay counsellor to physician; helping them best allocate their limited resources and provide the best care possible. Neurocognitive impairment is caused by a wide range of brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder and traumatic brain injury.
The development of the app was funded by UCT's PreSeed Fund and will be distributed at no cost, whilst undergoing user validation. Future versions and versions for other platforms may be linked to revenue generation.