For a time, it was believed that identifying cognitive impairments or offering cognitive measurement tests was reserved for practices that specialized in neurological conditions and treatments.
But the Cognitive Measurement and Management System has been designed specifically for the non-neurologist to objectively measure and assess cognitive impairments over time. Among these are memory loss, anxiety, depression, dementia, traumatic brain injury, PTSD and others.
Many tools used to assess memory loss, cognitive impairment, anxiety or attention deficit rely on tests that need to be analyzed by trained experts in the field. The Cognitive Measurement and Management System relies on objective, quantitative measurements that can be assessed by practitioners who do not have extensive training in neurology or cognitive behavior because of the advanced interpretation and clinical ability of the software.
The system works using multiple electrophysiological technologies that provide functional measurements of the brain and cognition. The noninvasive technologies that are included in this portable device are: Electroencephalography (EEG), Electrocardiography (ECG) and Event-Related Potential (ERP).
Hooked into the system, the patient answers a very specific, symptom-focused questionnaire. Then, they go through a resting assessment with eyes open and closed, and finally a response measurement. During this process, the electrophysiological technologies in the system measure key brain processing speeds and cognitive functions.
Designed to be used by general practitioners, primary care physicians and behavioral specialists, the system includes fully finished report generation with an easy-to-use reporting system that gives visual and statistical data on the patient’s biomarkers, visual and auditory processing, and memory.
This reporting system provides clinicians with quantitative information with which they can identify and assess a patient’s cognitive health. With this data, they can uncover mental health issues earlier, making more specific and objective diagnosis.
In the end, wider use of this system will allow for more practices to transcend the limitations of a short mental health questionnaire as the only source of diagnosing their patients neurological health.