A patent was recently issued for the design of an online tool developed by Attention Point, a Roanoke-based company that helps doctors better evaluate children suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Patent no. 8,340,752 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was the third and likely final patent associated with the production of DefiniPoint, an online assessment tool that assists with the diagnosis of ADHD.
The traditional process is heavily paper-based, requiring parents and teachers to fill out assessment forms.
DefiniPoint features an algorithm that reads the results of the assessments and yields a single score. The product was launched last year.
“While the technology underneath DefiniPoint is not obvious, the benefits of integrating multiple pieces of medical data are certainly clear,” said Sam English, founder and CEO of Attention Point.
Co-inventors of the product are Daniel Cox, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Behavioral Medicine Research, UVa professors Kim Penberthy and Boris Kovatchev, and Sweet Briar professor Raina Robeva, according to a news release from Attention Point.