Developed by Professor Konstantine Zakzanis through the University of Toronto and The Hemisphere Centre for Mental Health & Wellness, Brainscreen is a 15 minute test sensitive to cognitive disorder secondary to numerous disease states or injury; including the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other Dementia syndromes, Post-Concussive Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder or other disease processes affecting brain function.
Brainscreen successfully de-medicalizes the screening process placing knowledge in the hands of loved ones and other concerned parties by providing a real-time automated and instantaneous results to the client and their families. In addition it may also be configured to provide results to contracted user groups and agencies such as sports teams and managing bodies, government/healthcare agencies, and insurance companies.
Brainscreen can be administered by most individuals and can be completed without the aid of an administrator on various mobile and personal computing devices, in addition to government kiosks.
Brainscreen was empirically designed in keeping with scientific research literature to determine what tests were most sensitive to various disease states.
The program measures multiple aspects of cognitive functioning, including:
- • Orientation
- • Working memory
- • Learning
- • Retrieval (memory)
- • Sustained and selective attention speed and accuracy
• Visual spatial skills
- • Problem solving
- • Reaction time
- • Information processing speed
The Brainscreen test battery consists of a near infinite number of alternate forms by randomly varying the stimulus array for each administration. This feature was built into the program to minimize the "practice effects" that have limited the usefulness of more traditional neurocognitive tests.
Brainscreen is the only commercially available scientifically validated and normed automated screening application for the purpose of screening for Dementia and Post-Concussive syndrome in real-time.
Brainscreen de-medicalizes the screening assessment process by removing the necessity to have tests administered by medical or paramedical personnel, while at the same time eliminating any testing biases of individuals with a vested interest in a specific outcome being achieved.
Brainscreen will be coded to permit an expansive option of delivery and testing methods including but not limited to:
- • Personal computers (PC)
- • Macintosh computers (Mac)
• Apple applications for iPhone, iPad
• Government kiosk and other potential proprietary computing devices
• Internet download