Braincheckers: Handheld computerized neuropsychological assessment in a virtual reality treatment protocol for combat PTSD
In this paper we introduce a new handheld computerized neuropsychological assessment system, i.e., BrainCheckers. This test system includes the Mental Efficiency and Workload Test (MEWT) designed for Primary Care and Pharmaceutical research, a Concussion Toolbox, and our Combat Stress Assessment (CSA). Focus will be on the CSA. It has been designed for assessment of injuries such as concussion due to blast exposure and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is presently being implemented as a key assessment instrument by the Virtual Reality Medical Center, San Diego, CA in a Virtual Reality (VR) treatment program for veterans from Iraq who have been diagnosed with PTSD.
Reeves, D., Elsmore, T., Wiederhold, MD., Wood, D., Murphy, J., Center, C., ... Wiederhold, BK. (2007). Braincheckers: Handheld computerized neuropsychological assessment in a virtual reality treatment protocol for combat PTSD. Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine, 5.