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About PainChek®

PainChek® is the world’s first regulatory cleared medical device for the assessment of pain, enabling best-practice pain management for people living with pain in any environment, including those who cannot reliably self-report their pain, those who can, and those who fluctuate between the two. PainChek® is currently being used in over 1,500 aged care facilities, with more than 1,670,000 digital pain assessments conducted to date, and is trusted by thousands of nurses, carers and clinicians.

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Giving a voice to those how cannot verbalise their pain:

    • Using AI technology to support a modern pain assessment framework, PainChek® will identify the presence of pain even when it’s not obvious; PainChek® is fast and easy to use. The smart phone camera looks at the person’s face then analyses the images using AI driven facial recognition. It automatically recognises and records facial muscle movements indicative of pain.
    • The caregiver then uses PainChek®’s guided framework to observe and record pain related behaviours such as movement and how pain is vocalised by the person.
    • Finally, PainChek® calculates an overall pain score and stores the result. This outcome forms the evidence based supporting the implementation of pain management interventions and for the ongoing monitoring of their effectiveness over time.


PainChek endorsed by the creator of the Abbey Pain Scale

Dr. Jennifer Abbey, the author of the Abbey Pain Scale, was Queensland’s first Professor of Nursing (Aged Care) and a Foundation Director of one of the three National Dementia Collaborative Research Centres established under the Australian Government’s National Dementia Initiative. In 2018, Dr Jennifer Abbey, the developer and innovator behind the Abbey Pain Scale, joined PainChek’s Clinical Advisory Board.

“The PainChek® app, which I see as a welcome evolutionary development of my past work, was introduced to improve pain management practices by ensuring an evidence-based assessment of pain could be made at the point of care, and digitally linked to other systems. This would make information quickly available to prescribing physicians, for example, as well as guiding nursing staff in dispensing PRN medication.

Those minutes [saved] will make a huge difference to the correct management of a person in pain or, for example, one with changed behaviours.”

– Dr Jennifer Abbey, founder of the Abbey Pain Scale