NeuroAssess App Quantifies Neuromotor Function @medgadget #forathletes #checkoutthevideos

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Great breakthrough research into neuro function and testing. Here is some information for you. Thanks to medgadget for finding this information.

Background. Visuomotor abnormalities are common in aging and age-related disease, yet difficult to quantify. This study investigated the effects of healthy aging, sex, and handedness on the performance of a tracing task. Participants (n = 150, aged 21–95 years, 75 females) used a stylus to follow a moving target around a circle on a tablet computer with their dominant and nondominant hands. Participants also performed the Trail Making Test (a measure of executive function).

Conclusions. Measures derived from a tracing task identified performance differences in healthy individuals as a function of age, sex, and handedness. Studies in populations with specific neuromotor syndromes are warranted to test the utility of measures based on the dynamics of tracking a target as a clinical assessment tool.

 

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Research Link:

http://biomedgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/01/28/gerona.glt003.abstract?sid=882f3c7e-b670-43f8-b506-3f84abf30ff9

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