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Virtual Reality-based Assessments & Rehabilitations 

Neo Auvra is a digital health company that conducts immersive VR-based neuropsychological and psychomotor assessments that reveal an individual’s overall health and standing in cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical areas.

“As of now, no simple, direct, or global measure of brain health exists.”

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

2022

Neo Auvra is the creator of a clinically validated & FDA-registered immersive assessment platform that consists of cognitive, socio-emotional, physical, and metabolic evaluations and measurements, developed through the integration of neuroscience, cognitive sciences, psychology, psychophysiology, biomedical engineering, and sports sciences.

By employing neuroscience-based immersive simulation technologies, high-precision biometric devices, and our proprietary markerless motion analysis system, we produce a unique technology that comprehensively assesses, scores, and reports individuals’ cognitive, socio-emotional, and physiological states.

HOSPITALS, HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS, INDIVIDUALS WITH NEURODEGENERATIVE CHALLENGES, SENIOR CITIZENS 

Brain Health
Measurement

 

  • Risk assessment
  • Monitoring and tracking disease progression
  • Measuring treatment effectiveness
  • Decision support for diagnosis
  • Discovery of digital biomarkers related to neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, etc.)
  • Expediting the design, development, and approval of prescribed pharmaceutical treatments for various clinical conditions
  • The development of improved medical devices and therapeutic protocols for the treatment of neurological diseases

CORPORATIONS, TEAMS & DEPARTMENTS,
HR RECRUITERS

Human Resources
Evaluation

 

  • Talent Acquisition & Management
  • Employee Retention & Promotion
  • Creating & Investing in Talent-Pool
  • Navigating Upskilling & Reskilling Strategies
  • Unleashing human potential, discovering & revealing strong areas, improvement areas, and blind spots of employees
  • Building a future-proof workforce by analyzing multidimensional new-generation skill-sets of employees
  • Enabling HR to best shape existing teams, discover potential, and invest in them
  • Enabling HR to minimize the impact of Quiet Quitting, The Great Resignation, and The Talent Shortage within the organization

SPORTS TEAMS & CLUBS, MANAGERS,
PRO ATHLETES, TALENT SCOUTS

Athletic & Sports
Performance Optimization

 

  • Player Selection & Recruitment
  • Talent Scouting
  • Oportunities for personalized & precise training
  • Analysis of the interaction of cognitive functions with motor, psychomotor, and physical skills
  • Analysis of relationships between cognitive abilities and game intelligence
  • Insight into the correlation between specific cognitive functions and physical performance
  • Discovering the “signature” of an athletic brain

Unlike traditional assessments that only provide a narrow view based on self-reported data, VR assessments offer a holistic and objective evaluation. By gathering data from multiple dimensions including behavioral, physiological, and psycho-physiological areas, VR assessments yield a deeper understanding of one’s abilities. Upgrade your evaluation process with VR assessments for a more accurate and comprehensive understanding.

Holistic Approach

Neo Auvra’s vision of brain health embraces a holistic approach where cognitive health, mental well-being, and physical fitness all converge for the optimum state of health of an individual. Integrating this ‘holistic health’ approach in our practice, we design and develop assessment batteries built for analyzing the reactions and behaviors of an individual in an immersive virtual reality environment, measuring cognitive, emotional, and physical competencies. Utilizing wearable and immersive technologies, along with our sophisticated algorithms, we are able to generate extensive, personalized reports that showcase an individual’s standing cognitive, socio-emotional, and physio-physical areas. Conventional assessments only focus on cognitive aspects and ignore other areas that impact behavior and health. Neo Auvra’s holistic vision will pave the way for a new understanding of health and performance.

Immersive & Hyper-Realistic

By nature, virtual reality immerses one into a new realm. The use of immersive 3D-environments creates a sense of physical presence within an artificial environment, yielding an experience that results in a more natural human response. The sense of immersion and presence accurately indicates real-world behavior, ultimately arriving at more accurate data.

Ecological Validity

By simulating real-world settings and situations in VR, these assessment batteries create a sense of physical presence within a digital environment, creating an experience that results in a more natural human response. Our virtual reality technology is designed to elicit genuine emotions and behaviors by activating the same neural pathways as real-life experiences, enabling seamless interaction with the user’s surroundings. Compared to conventional 2D NPT tests, this quality of ‘Ecological Validity’ yields more accurate data, because participants behave as they would in a real-world environment.

Authenticity & Accuracy

By simulating real-world settings and situations in VR, these assessment batteries create a sense of physical presence within a digital environment, creating an experience that results in a more natural human response. Our virtual reality technology is designed to elicit genuine emotions and behaviors by activating the same neural pathways as real-life experiences, enabling seamless interaction with the user’s surroundings. Compared to conventional 2D NPT tests, this quality of ‘Ecological Validity’ yields more accurate data, because participants behave as they would in a real-world environment.

Wearable Technologies

VR-based scenarios involve the use of various fixed or wearable sensors and camera-based “markerless” motion analysis technology to detect hand-arm gestures and body movements. Furthermore, an EEG (Electroencephalogram) device measures brain waves and electrical activity in the brain. A pupilometer device integrated into the VR headset measures all eye movements; including eye tracking, fixations, blinks, and pupil size. An HR (Heart Rate) sensor measures heart rate and variability, while a GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) sensor measures phasic and tonic electrodermal activity on the skin. Signals collected from HR and GSR sensors provide comprehensive data on the autonomic nervous system while the combination of behavioral responses, gestures, kinematic reactions (such as speed and accelerations), EEG-measured brain waves, and eye tracking movements captures tens of thousands of data points related to the central nervous system. The platform’s underlying IT infrastructure also integrates artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud computing technologies.

Specialized & Personalized Approach

The above-mentioned biometric/biological data that is collected via wearables and sensors is processed with the behavioral data collected from VR, to ultimately generate an extensive report that shows an individuals’ performance in given areas. The extent of analysis within the reports are subject to change depending on industry and client needs. That being said, core working principles of the brain and body are configured for each target industry, in order to properly contextualize how cognitive and physical performance manifests in professional and daily lives of humans. This specialized approach is particularly important because conventional NPT assessments are one-size-fits-all; with the same content and approach applied to a very large population.

Testimonials

The first word that came to mind when I saw the technology and potential that Neo Auvra was offering the medical and human performance field was: “hope”.  For many years, the medical field has been in need of new technology and a new perspective to address diagnostic and therapeutic challenges for neurologic and psychiatric conditions. Neo Auvra offers the solution to these challenges. As soon as I witnessed the Extended Reality technology that Neo Auvra was offering I knew that I was witnessing a highly innovative and groundbreaking perspective that could offer hope for revolutionizing medicine.

We are confident that the brain retains a remarkable degree of plasticity – the ability to adapt and be molded by experience and interventions – but, we have suffered from a lack of technology, analytics, and fresh approaches that attempt to leverage brain plasticity for preventing or treating conditions that affect the brain. However, it is this natural capacity of brain plasticity that gives us a glimmer of hope for the millions of people that suffer from conditions that affect the brain. Neo Auvra provides a fresh and optimistic perspective by leveraging the basic fundamental concepts of brain plasticity using a technologically innovative approach. I strongly believe that Neo Auvra captures the future of medicine and offers an approach that could alter the way that we prevent, diagnose, and treat neurologic and psychiatric conditions.

Neo Auvra is powered by an elite group of scientists, engineers, and programmers that uniquely and creatively integrates simple everyday tasks and iteratively increases the level of task complexity that pushes human performance and capabilities to the limit. It is this targeted and deliberate approach that is at the heart of the technology and which will allow it to exceed competition. I am exceptionally proud to be serving as a Scientific Advisor for this organization that has so much potential for impacting brain health and human performance for millions of individuals around the world. 

Prof. Dr. Kirk Erickson

AdventHealth Research Institute

I am very excited to serve as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Neo Auvra. The systems developed by Neo Auvra will be crucial in supporting and facilitating the advancement of the next generation of healthcare products. The impact will be significant – Neo Auvra’s precision measurements of cognitive and emotional function will be utilized by the pharmaceutical industry to accelerate the design, development, and validation of prescription pharmaceutical treatments for various clinical conditions.

Similarly, the objective measurement of functional movement and psychomotor skills will facilitate the development of improved medical devices and therapeutic protocols for treating neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and cerebral palsy. Neo Auvra’s objective measurements will also be used to improve physical rehabilitation after Injury or surgery and to improve motor skills, coordination, balance, and cognitive abilities to enhance performance in daily tasks.

Additionally, Neo Auvra systems will provide the insights and data necessary for advancing and refining clinical care paradigms to match an individual’s exact status and determine an optimal treatment plan.

Neo Auvra’s objective measurements of cognitive and emotional function play a pivotal role in understanding and assessing an individual’s overall well-being and mental health. Using sophisticated assessments to generate empirical data, Neo Auvra’s reports provide a quantitative and impartial assessment of an individual’s cognitive abilities, such as memory, attention, and problem-solving skills. This enables healthcare professionals to detect early signs of cognitive decline, identify potential neurocognitive disorders, and design tailored interventions to improve cognitive functioning. Similarly, objective measurements of emotional function allow for a more accurate evaluation of an individual’s emotional state, such as levels of anxiety, depression, or stress.

These measurements aid in diagnosis, treatment planning, and tracking therapeutic progress, helping healthcare providers offer personalized and evidence-based interventions. By incorporating objective measurements, we can foster a more comprehensive and reliable understanding of cognitive and emotional well-being, leading to improved outcomes in clinical healthcare.

Walter Greenleaf, Ph.D.

Neuroscientist, VR and Digital Health Expert | Stanford University

“Neo Auvra is impressive. They possess all the ingredients for success when it comes to comprehensive human performance assessment and prediction in the Extended Reality (XR) world. Many times people lose sight of the fact that the core properties that make up high quality XR systems, comes down to the basic elements of simulation technology. One could say that just as an aircraft simulator serves to test and train piloting ability under a range of systematically controllable stimulus conditions, advanced XR technology can similarly provide precise ways to test, train, teach, and treat all manner of human functioning, at any entry skill level. Neo Auvra is simulation technology on steroids! Not only do they have a rich history coming out the aviation simulation world where mission critical performance is not just hoped for, but demanded, they have a team in place that understands how to motivate, capture, and quantify human performance on complex cognitive and emotional levels. The integration of these domains with physical/ergonomic skills provides a 360 view of human performance functioning that opens a window into capability assessment that is unparalleled by other methodologies or commercial entities.”

Albert "Skip" Rizzo, Ph.D.

Research Director at USC Institute for Creative Technologies for Medical Virtual Reality | USC

Jude Bellingham seemingly effortlessly conjures up unique, technical, tactical, and creative solutions on the field in highly complex situations. Successful coaches, as well as players, often refer to exceptional players as having quick thinking, emphasizing the importance of mental agility and intelligence on the field. While professional football pushes its limits in terms of physicality, there remains infinite room for development and potential in the cognitive domain. Players such as Kimmich, Kroos, or Wirtz play balls into space because they know someone is running into it. They anticipate various plays in advance. In sports, these “problem-solving processes” also necessitate a thorough visual scan. This scan is essential for collecting as much environmental information as possible in specific situations to develop targeted solutions. This requires anticipation, perception, attention, convergent and divergent problem-solving strategies, and working memory. Over the past few years, we have initiated numerous studies, articles, books, and projects in the field of cognitive skills in sports. Through these endeavors, we have acquired knowledge on diagnosing and training these cognitive abilities.

When I visited Istanbul in the autumn of 2023 and had the opportunity to get to know Neo Auvra, I was immediately very impressed. Tarcan Kiper and his team have developed various VR systems that are the best I have seen so far. I have personally tried different VR versions of Neo Auvra, and they are extremely realistic, remarkably error-free, with complex and rich tasks. Additionally, I was fascinated by the fact that Neo Auvra managed to integrate various cognitive tests into a single scenario. That is truly unique.

I am thrilled to take on the role of a Scientific Advisory Board member at Neo Auvra. The technologies developed by Neo Auvra will play a crucial role in advancing the development of the next generation of sports products. Neo Auvra leverages the expertise of a specialized team of scientists, engineers, and programmers who skillfully integrate everyday activities with progressive complexity. This approach continually challenges human performance and pushes the boundaries of capability to new heights. I will support Neo Auvra in taking the next step into the realm of sports. I look forward to it.

Prof. Dr. Daniel Memmert

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