CMINDS

Computerized Multiphasic Interactive Neurocognitive DualDisplay System


NeuroComp was the first systems developer to resolve the problems imposed by a single-display interface (SDI), which includes: restriction of the range of tests that can be implemented, poor control of test flow, and difficulties scoring complex subject responses efficiently in real time. For example, administration of the widely applied Letter Number Span test requires the examiner to score verbal utterances from the subject and compare to a displayed scoring key in order to score the utterance. Other common test formats pose similar response-entry and scoring problems, precluding computerization on an SDI-based system. Even more important, the SDI can be problematic for cognitively impaired subjects who commonly need close, continual examiner guidance or assistance to stay on task. Even intermittent "over-the-shoulder" participation by an examiner can seriously disrupt the evaluation process and may embarrass or insult the subject.

CMINDS® is distinguished from all other computerized testing platforms by it's DualDisplayTM architecture that supports two independent monitors on a single computer. By providing separate displays, the examiner is integrated with, rather than replaced, by the computer. The subject is not left alone at the computer monitor. Separate displays permit the accompanying examiner to administer tests in the same manner as paper versions without the disadvantages of paper. Integration of the Examiner in the assessment process also significantly extends the range of patients that can be assessed. Patients suffering from cognitive and behavioral disabilities may not be capable of independently following rigid, fixed instruction sets or performing multifaceted tasks. The DualDisplayTM architecture, thus, maximizes the range of applicability of computerized assessments.

This side-by-side configuration enables the Examiner to closely monitor, guide, and interact with the subject in real time. During a testing session, the Examiner is able to control the pace of testing, pause, repeat digitized instructions, and receive continual advisories on a subjects performance and test progress. Real-time scoring of complex tests is simplified by intuitive, graphical scoring procedures.

 

Pediatric Assessment Using CMINDS®

The CMINDS architecture is ideally suited for cognitive assessment of children to ensure compliance with administration procedures.

Pediatric CMINDS