Fast Company Names Linus Health’s DCTclock™ a Winner in 2023 Innovation by Design Awards

August 21, 2023

Boston, MA, August 22, 2023 -- Linus Health, a digital health company focused on enabling early detection of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, today announced that its flagship assessment, DCTclock, was honored in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awardsfor 2023. Winner of the User Experience category, DCTclock is the foundation of Linus Health’s DCR (Digital Clock and Recall), a cutting-edge digital cognitive assessment able to detect subtle signs of cognitive impairment even before overt symptoms appear. 


The Innovation by Design Awards honor the designers and businesses solving the most crucial problems of today and anticipating the pressing issues of tomorrow. The competition, now in its 12th year, features a range of blue-chip companies, emerging startups, and hungry young talents. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry. 

The clock drawing test has been a trusted method for assessing cognitive function for over a century. Historically performed using paper and pencil, the Linus Health DCTclock revolutionized this cognitive test, not only by making it digital, but also by incorporating AI to glean insights from both a person’s final drawings and their process of drawing clocks. Backed by extensive scientific research, DCTclock is a key component of Linus Health’s digital cognitive assessment platform. 


“At Linus Health, we combine rich clinical expertise, cutting-edge AI, and innovative design to develop solutions that help providers identify and act on cognitive issues early,” said David Bates, PhD, CEO of Linus Health. “We consider all three elements essential to the ability of our solutions to shape the standard of care in brain health and we are honored that Fast Company recognized our team’s dedication to delivering a world-class user experience that will ultimately save lives.”  


“So much innovation news these days is focused on AI,” said Brendan Vaughan, editor-in-chief of Fast Company.“This year’s Innovation by Design honorees are a reminder that it’s human ingenuity that drives invention.” 


The judges include renowned designers from a variety of disciplines, business leaders from some of the most innovative companies in the world, and Fast Company’s own writers and editors. Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user insight, cultural impact, and business impact. 


Winners, finalists, and honorable mentions are featured online, and winners and finalists are featured in the September issue of Fast Company magazine, on newsstands August 29, 2023. 


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About Fast Company 

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About Linus Health 

Linus Health is a Boston-based digital health company focused on transforming brain health for people across the world. By advancing how we detect and address cognitive and brain disorders – leveraging cutting-edge neuroscience, clinical expertise, and artificial intelligence – our goal is to enable a future where people can live longer, happier, and healthier lives with better brain health. Linus Health’s digital cognitive assessment platform delivers a proven, practical means of enabling early detection; empowers providers with actionable clinical insights; and supports individuals with personalized action plans. We are proud to partner with leading healthcare delivery organizations, research institutions, and life sciences companies to accelerate more proactive intervention and personalized care in brain health. To learn more about our practical solutions for proactive brain health™, visit