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Healthcare Research

with iMotions: world’s leading human behavior software

Diagnose and treat better

Solve pressing healthcare questions

Naturalistic data from biosensors create a stronger understanding of how physiological signals and mental states are connected in healthcare and medicine.

Armed with these data, healthcare providers can make better decisions, accelerate research, and improve quality of care.

iMotions is used for research at leading hospitals, universities and healthcare companies worldwide

Optimize patient care

Streamline healthcare research, training, and treatment

Biosensors have a rich history of generating a better understanding of human physiology and behavior within medical contexts. Multimodal research with simultaneous data from several biosensors enables faster, more effective results across the industry, spanning training of medical professionals, to patient interactions and care, to product R&D and marketing, to clinical trials.

Healthcare and pharmaceutical clients are currently integrating different sensor data using iMotions for a vast range of applications.

  • Pain detection using facial expression analysis and electrodermal activity
  • Optimizing visual aids, apps, websites, and instruction guides with eye tracking
  • Research in the treatment of anxiety using VR, eye tracking, electrodermal activity and heart rate variability
  • Testing of dispensers & other medical devices
  • Autism biomarker exploration with electroencephalography, eye tracking, and electrodermal activity
  • Improve communication in healthcare performance

Quantify physiological data in healthcare research

Leverage the power of multiple data streams

With iMotions, you collect and analyze real-time psychophysiological data related to the disease, disorder, or behavior of interest with synchronized biosignals from EEG, eye trackers, facial expression analysis software, EDA, and/or ECG devices.

Combining these data sources provides a more nuanced and detailed understanding of the processes underlying mental and physical states, as well as the efficacy of treatment methods, than a single sensor or modality.

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Key features to simplify and amplify your work

Connect. Record. Process.

Synchronize a range of sensors

Save time by feeding data into a single software platform

Flexible software

Bring the entire experimental process together, and modify as you need with the API & LSL

Adapted to study needs

Conduct research at home, in a lab or central location, hospital or online

Medical-grade equipment

CE certified and FDA-cleared hardware integrations, and GDPR-compliant software

We use the iMotions platform for self-reporting (surveys), behavioral (eye tracking), emotional (facial expressions), and psychophysiological (skin conductance, heart rate) measures. The biometric data is integrated throughout our work to understand the in vivo psychological responding of our participants in the laboratory.

Ryan Jane Jacoby, Ph.D
Staff Psychologist at MGH & Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School

Psychiatry and Patient care

An understanding of any disorder or disease is dependent on access to good data. With biosensors, your research can investigate how individuals respond to treatment, optimize medical devices, or simply explore the processes underlying day-to-day functioning.

Recording and analyzing multiple biosignals at once with iMotions allows for entirely new data and insights, especially in a behavioral context that is often overlooked: our nonconscious, psychophysiological responses to stimuli.

Autism research · Behavioral & mental health · Neurological disorders · VR Therapy · Product R&D

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Medical and VR Testing

Finding new ways to study how medical staff interact with patients can vastly improve patient care, from training to clinical practice and protocols. Quantifying these interactions with psychophysiological data can enable better safety and compliance protocols, mitigate mistakes, and ensure high-quality caregiving interactions. Use cases include: How do medical residents’ stress levels increase under emergency drills? Where do surgeons look in virtual surgery rooms?  

Whether gathering data in the real world or through simulations in VR, incorporating biosensors into your studies provides healthcare providers with the assessments they need to deliver optimal care.

Clinical practice · Medical training · Patient-doctor interactions · Caregiving & rehab · Training simulations & VR

Explore Integrated Hardware

Seamlessly combine research-grade sensors from our partners

Monitor and record data from sensors tracking heart rate, skin conductance, fatigue and more — simultaneously or individually. iMotions integrates high-end, certified sensors and provides a flexible API for even more research possibilities.

Our hardware-agnostic approach enables integration from these partners and more:
Advanced Brain Monitoring
HTC Vive

Combine biosensors and uncover real human responses

The iMotions software integrates 8 different modules, from eye tracking and facial expression analysis to electrocardiogram, generating a more complete understanding of human behavior. Click on the icons to learn more about each sensor.

Research made possible with iMotions

Northeastern University, Janssen Research & Development, Duke University School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, and the University of Washington – Manfredonia et al.

Abstract: “Facial expression is impaired in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but rarely systematically studied. We focus on the ability of individuals with ASD to produce facial expressions of emotions in response to a verbal prompt…”

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