VALIDATION OF A NEURO-FITNESS DEVICE TO ACCESS COGNITIVE AND REACTION TIME MEASURES: A PILOT STUDY
Thinh Huynh, Christian Yabut, Chonnor Ludoloph, Colby Hall, Charles Clark and Heidi Vanravenhorst-Bell
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
A new portable neurocognitive training tool that administers central and peripheral visual and cognitive drills using a 7-foot-wide touchscreen light-board technology is being introduced into the sport and therapy fields. PURPOSE: To assess the validity of the Reflexion Edge cognitive and reaction time assessments compared to the FDA-cleared, ImPACT Computer-based test and Sway Medical App assessment. METHODS: 22 healthy adults, 19-66 yrs, M = 23.54 + SD = 9.81, 54% male, have participated, however the target enrollment is 100 participants. Participants completed one each of Reflexion Edge assessment using a 7-ft by 3-ft touchscreen light-board, ImPACT test using a laptop, and Sway assessment using an iPhone. RESULTS: Spearman’s Rho correlational analyses were administered to determine the relationship between the Reflexion Edge scales and the ImPACT computer-based and Sway Medical app scales. Findings showed Reflexion Edge scales demonstrated significant correlations with multiple ImPACT and Sway Choice Reaction Time & Speed Processing scales, r = + 0.448 to 0.660, p’s < 0.05; ImPACT Attention & Memory scales, r = + 0.425 to 0.813, p’s < 0.05; and Sway Executive Function scales, r = + 0.424 to 0.776, p’s < 0.05. All analysis were conducted at an of 0.05. CONCLUSION: Despite a lack of statistical power, the Reflexion Edge cognitive measures demonstrated significant associations with several of the ImPACT computer-based and the Sway Medical app cognitive assessment measures. In addition, the correlational effect size (+ 0.362 to + 0.421) of several of the other Reflexion Edge scales suggested promising associations with the ImPACT and Sway app scales. The continuation of this study to increase the N and determine significant relevance is supported. In conclusion, Reflexion Edge may serve as a viable cognitive assessment tool based on its comparable association with established ImPACT Computer-based and SWAY Medical app assessments.
Huynh, T; Yabut, C; Ludolph, C; Hall, C; Clark, C; and Vanravenhorst-Bell, H
"VALIDATION OF A NEURO-FITNESS DEVICE TO ACCESS COGNITIVE AND REACTION TIME MEASURES: A PILOT STUDY,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 11:
10, Article 25.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol11/iss10/25