Classic paper-and-pencil tests on a digital pen tablet
Although Metrisquare offers many new tests, the classics are ofcourse also much appreciated since the users can rely on many years of research and experience with such tests.
Trail Making Test (TMT)
The Trail Making Test is a neuropsychological test of visual attention and task switching. It consists of two parts in which the subject is instructed to connect a set of dots as fast as possible while still maintaining accuracy. It can provide information about visual search speed, scanning, speed of processing, mental flexibility, as well as executive functioning. In the report, the results are automatically compared to normative data collected by Schmand, Houx en De Koning, 2012; n=478; 17-90 years old. Furthermore, the drawings are automatically stored. Also, timestamps indicate the time of each response. The image below shows an example.
Rey Complex Figure Test
The Rey Complex Figure Test (RCF) is a neuropsychological assessment in which the client is asked to reproduce a complicated line drawing, first by copying it freehand (recognition), and then drawing from memory (recall). Many different cognitive abilities are needed for a correct performance, and the test therefore permits the evaluation of different functions, such as visuospatial abilities, memory, attention, planning, and working memory (executive functions). Our tablet based digital version of the Rey figure allows the drawing to be replayed for later analysis.
Taylor Complex Figure Test
In 1969, Laughlin B. Taylor developed a second complex figure that is comparable to Rey’s complex figure and can be therefore used to eliminate the memory effect in a second evaluation. A digitised tablet-based version of this test is available in Metrisquare DiagnoseIS. The following image shows the scoring system, as well as automatic colour coding to indicate the order of processing.
Bells Cancellation Test
The Bells Test is a cancellation test that allows for a quantitative and qualitative assessment of visual neglect. The automatically generated report allows for comparison to the norms of Vaes, Schevernels & Oostra (2014). Controls: n=20, m=61.45 years old (SD=9.37). RH-patients: n=20, m=61.65 (SD=9.85). The report shows the amount of omissions as well as the balance between errors left and right. Also, the Center of Cancellation (CoC) is automatically calculated and shown in the report.
Clock Drawing Test
Although the clock drawing test is possibly one of the simplest tests, it can provide huge amounts of information about general cognitive and adaptive functioning such as memory, how people are able to process information and vision.
Metrisquare offers various known blocktapping tasks. The automatically generated reports show the series and the responses, the time and amount of correct responses, including the norms (Claessen et al., 2014; Kessels et al., 2008).