Here’s an idea for a startup. Someone has to write an application for computers and game consoles that can ask kids to perform various tasks, watch them via a webcam, and help clinicians diagnose ADHD. Sure, product development and trials will cost millions, but the end result, say in the form of a friendly Wii game, should be more palatable than the monster on the right. Would you be able to sit still in front of the Quotient ADHD System from BioBehavioral Diagnostics Co., a Westford, Mass firm? We doubt it. Perhaps sticking a few strategically placed Dilbert cartoons on the walls of this system would help take the drab out of it. Regardless, this is the option currently available and if your office needs one then the fantasy Wii version is no competition for an existing system.
Here’s more about the Quotient ADHD technology:
The Quotient™ ADHD System collects and reports objective, accurate data on hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. The clinician integrates the Quotient™ ADHD Test report with information from other assessment tools and the clinical evaluation to guide treatment decisions.
ADHD historically has been challenging to diagnose because many of the assessment tools rely largely on subjective information from parents and teachers, in addition to clinical evaluation.
The Quotient™ ADHD System accurately measures motion and analyzes shifts in attention state to give a clear picture of ADHD symptoms. The Quotient™ ADHD Test gives objective and accurate data on the core symptom areas of ADHD:
Hyperactivity (the inability to control movement and sit still while working) Impulsivity (the inability to inhibit inappropriate responses) Inattention (the difficulty in staying focused and on task)
1. Motion Tracking System
The Motion Tracking System captures each movement 50 times per second and plots the pattern of movement of the reflector(s).
A small reflector is placed on the forehead. If the patient is 13 years old or older, additional reflectors are placed on the shins to capture leg motion.
3. LCD Screen
The patient responds to different geometric shapes that flash randomly on the LCD screen
Patient responds to visual stimuli by pressing the space bar.
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