Automated Behavioral Health Triage

Period of Performance: 11/01/2005 - 02/08/2006

$749K

Phase 2 STTR

Recipient Firm

Activity Research Services
2608 Santa Maria Court
Chula Vista, CA 91914
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

University of Oklahoma
440 West Brooks Street
Norman, OK 73019
Institution POC

Abstract

The overall objective of this project is to develop an automatic adaptive testing system that rapidly identifies specific cognitive deficits to aid in medical and operational decision making. The Phase I effort produced a prototype adaptive triage system. ANAMts, designed to automatically focus testing on specific cognitive domains. ANAMts consists of a 4-level adaptive cognitive testing system and logic tree based on ANAM test modules. ANAMts uses demographically-stratified normative values for key variables to select the appropriate path through the system, customizing the sequence of tests to which each participant is exposed, resulting in a concise clinical report. Phase II will implement ANAMts on both desktop and handheld computers, verify system performance in normal volunteers, and conduct a validation and specificity test in patients with mild head trauma.