The CogniSystem® algorithms assess a patient’s ability in the 4 key domains of the brain in the following areas: motor function, visual function, perceptual processing and memory testing.
Simple patient-administered test
Cognivue’s testing process consists of 10, one-minute, separately scored sub-tests. The sub-tests measure tracking movement, vision, and the perception and memory of letters, words, shapes, and motion. The CogniSystem® test battery consists of three stages, noted in the Cognivue testing algorithm below.
Stage 1: Visuo-Motor Testing
Stage 1 consists of two sub-tests of basic motor and visual abilities. These tests verify that the patient can move the CogniWheel® and see the visual stimuli.
The rate and manner of stimulus presentation in the remaining sub-tests are modulated by the scores on Stage 1 testing. Stage 1 scores are not included in the final cognitive impairment assessment test scoring.
Visuo-Motor Testing Summary
- Motor control: assesses motor control and is used to adjust the timing and scoring of all subsequent tests
- Visual salience: assesses basic visual perception and is used to adjust the display for subsequent tests
Stage 2: Perceptual Processing
Stage 2 consists of four sub-tests of higher visual processing abilities. The four perceptual test domains include letter and word recognition and shape and motion discrimination.
The letter and word recognition sub-tests quantify the patient’s ability to identify real English letters and three-letter words.
Perceptual Processing Summary
- Letter: assesses the visual shape processing related to letter recognition
- Word: assesses the visual shape processing related to language
- Shape: assesses the visual shape processing not readily supported by language
- Motion: assesses the visual motor processing not readily supported by language
The shape and motion discrimination sub-tests quantify the patient’s ability to discriminate one regular shape from others, and quantify the patient’s ability to identify a circle of dots moving in a different pattern from those in other dot circles.
Stage 3: Memory Processing
Stage 3 consists of four sub-tests of memory for specialized sets of visual stimuli. These tests can be interpreted in the context of the corresponding perceptual processing tests. Their relationships depend on the partial separability of domain perception and mnemonic function.
Memory Testing Summary
- Letter: assesses the visual letter processing for letter memory
- Word: assesses the visual letter processing for language memory
- Shape: assesses the strength of visual shape processing for shape memory not readily supported by language
- Motion: assesses the strength of visual motion processing for shape memory not readily supported by language
The letter and word memory sub-tests examine the patient’s ability to recall which English letter and word was presented as a pre-cue, and then select that letter or word from an array of alternative letters and words. Similarly, the shape and motion memory sub-tests measure the patient’s ability to recall which common shape and pattern of motion was presented as a pre-cue—and then select that shape or motion from the annular array of alternative shapes and directions.
One-Page Report Generation
The result of the testing process is that Cognivue immediately creates a one-page, easy-to-interpret report with a single risk score. Using this score, the physician can create an individualized custom plan with the patient and their families for a continued course of action.