PainScan lets doctors see what their patients feel.

PainScan automates pain assessment to improve the accuracy of pain diagnosis and effectiveness of treatments. The PainScan Exam is a collaborative process between doctor and patient, both working together during a physical exam to highlight and document the nuances of the pain and its relationship to anatomy.

The shared experience of generating a PainScan Report (personalized 3D pain map) ensures the doctor and patient share the same understanding of the full pain picture, while validating the patient’s pain experience.

Our approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

At PainScan, we think of AI in healthcare as comparable to using autopilot on an aircraft – doctors oversee the big picture and conduct takeoffs and landings, while streamlining some tasks, and validate AI findings throughout and/or redirect based on new findings.

Key benefits of incorporating AI into PainScan

AI can retain and instantly recall much more data regarding symptoms, pain patterns, conditions, treatments, medications, anatomy, research, studies, demographics, and outcomes than is possible for any doctor to retain. Being able to access this rich data on demand greatly expands our doctors’ ability to effectively treat our patients.

Key requirements

AI systems must be trained and tested robustly and regularly to ensure accuracy and transparency.

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Measuring and Mapping Pain Intensity onto a 3D Digital Twin of the Patient

PainScan Exam with Camera Field of View Shown for Clarity:
  • Clinician conducts PainScan Exam using palpation (touch) to locate patient’s pain.
  • Computer vision with Machine Learning captures palpation locations on patient’s body in 3D space.
  • Patient uses PainGrip to silently express pain level for each palpation.

PainScan Clinician Glove

Gloves capture amount of pressure and duration of touch at each palpation location.


Clinical Example

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The patient and doctor are then provided a 3D version of the Painscan Report which can also be shared with other doctors and specialists, similar to sharing X-rays. However, PainScan Exams are non-invasive and non-radiological. Just as X-rays made bones visible, PainScan makes pain visible.

Patient Self-Report showing focal upper back pain

PainScan Report showing wider pain distribution than reported

Post-Treatment PainScan Report showing significant pain resolution after therapy