Ignite is a cognitive assessment tool designed for early detection and monitoring


Ignite is an app which tests cognition across multiple cognitive domains. It can be used clinically in diagnosis and monitoring to define the extent of cognitive impairment and the pattern of domain involvement. It can also be used in research to help detect early cognitive impairment and for both stratification and monitoring in observational and therapeutic trials.

The app is available for iPads and is downloadable from the App Store. In order to use it please contact our team at genfi@ucl.ac.uk.

Each test is a short version of a standard cognitive task and aims to be sensitive to deficits within each cognitive domain. The current tasks in Ignite are as follows:

Ignite has now been tested in 2004 cognitively-normal healthy individuals between the ages of 20 and 80, with at least 100 men and 100 women in each decade having undertaken the battery. Using this data we have created a normative dataset, adjusting for the effects of sex, age and years of education. This is available to download here: Ignite Calculator.

Data on test-retest reliability and both construct and concurrent validity are also available.

Ignite will be available in multiple languages including English (UK and US), Spanish (Castilian and Latin American), Basque, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Croatian, Serbian, Polish, Greek, Turkish, Hebrew, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Indonesian and Hindi.


Using Ignite in other studies

If you are interested in using the Ignite app please email us at genfi@ucl.ac.uk.