NeuroCom International

D.A.T.a™ - DATA ACQUISITION TOOLKIT

Description
Enhanced Data Collection
Data Export Capabilities
Minimum System Requirements

Description

  • Increased flexibility for designing test protocols
  • Enhanced data acquisition capabilities for basic and clinical research
  • Improved management of subject data
  • Simplified subject data export capabilities

The NeuroCom®, a division of Natus® Data Acquisition Toolkit (D.A.T.a) software option is designed specifically for researchers and clinicians wanting greater flexibility and control in designing test protocols and gathering subject data. The software allows the user to manipulate specific data collection and test parameters, and provides easy data export for off line analysis.

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Enhanced Data Collection

With D.A.T.a, the operator is able to specify Trial Duration, Cursor Display Status, Targets, Sway Reference Values (dynamic systems), and Ramp Start Delay and Amplitude (dynamic systems):

  • Trial Duration default setting can be adjusted to any whole second duration value between 1 and 190 seconds.
  • Cursor Display Status activates a real time display of the patient's Center of Gravity (COG) during data acquisition trials.
  • Custom Targets can be designed with task specific parameters, including placement, size, shape and sequence.
  • Save Settings All modified settings can be saved as default values allowing the user to conduct multiple trials without reconfiguring test settings. The user can also define test suites.
  • Sway Reference Values On dynamic NeuroCom Systems, support surface and visual surround movements can be set to operate in sway reference mode during data acquisition within user specified parameters. Sway reference gain can be set to a desired value between 0 and 2.0. The direction of movement can be set to move with the patient or in opposition to the patient.
  • Accessory Channels The maximum allowed Trial Duration will change according to the number of accessory channels selected.
  • Ramp On dynamic NeuroCom Systems, the support surface translate and rotate axes can be set independently to perform ramp movements at a specified time and/or specified amplitude during the trial. Ramp trial duration can also be specified.
  • If the Head Shake-Sensory Organization Test (HS-SOT) accessory is installed on the NeuroCom System, D.A.T.a also provides the option to record and collect Head Movement Data.

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Data Export Capabilities

With D.A.T.a the operator can store subject data in ASCII files, which are configured for easy export into commercially available data analysis and display programs. Data can be exported as either Load Cell Raw Data or Center of Force/Center of Gravity/Weight (COF/COG/WT). If COF/COG/WT is selected, the operator can also specify the units for each.

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Minimum System Requirements

The Data Acquisition Toolkit (D.A.T.a) is available as an option on the following NeuroCom Systems (version 8.0 and higher):

  • Balance Master®
  • PRO Balance Master®
  • SMART Balance Master®
  • EquiTest®
  • SMART EquiTest®

Earlier versions of the above NeuroCom Systems may be upgraded to the current version to accommodate the D.A.T.a program. For additional information regarding upgrading your existing NeuroCom System, please contact us.

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