NeuroCom International

NEUROCOM, A DIVISION OF NATUS SENSORY IMPAIRMENT ASSESSMENTS


NeuroCom®, a division of Natus® Sensory Impairment Assessments evaluate the patient's effective use of visual, vestibular, and somatosensory information for balance under a variety of changing task conditions. The Sensory Impairment Assessments are complementary to site-of-lesion tests and aid the clinician in accurately identifying and differentiating the specific causes underlying a patient's functional limitations and disabilities.

Sensory Impairment Assessments:

Test Sensory Impairments Clinical Application
Sensory Organization Test (SOT)

Postural control

Effective use of sensory systems:

  • Vestibular
  • Visual
  • Somatosensory

Visual-vestibular conflict resolution

Peripheral/central vestibular deficits

Post head injury

Fall risk (elderly, mobility disorders)

CNS movement disorders

Compensated peripheral vestibular deficits

Medical-legal+


Head Shake-Sensory Organization Test (HS-SOT)

Coordination of head movement and balance control

Balance control under dual-task conditions

Evaluation of higher performance capabilities

Compensated peripheral vestibular deficits

Post BPPV evaluation


modified Sensory Organization Test (mSOT)*

Postural control

Effective use of sensory systems:

  • Vestibular
  • Somatosensory

Peripheral/central vestibular deficits

Post head injury

Fall risk (elderly, mobility disorders)

CNS movement disorders

Compensated peripheral vestibular deficits


modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction on Balance (mCTSIB)† Balance control under altered conditions Identification of the presence of balance problems


+The combination of the SOT and MCT protocols is critical to the identification of aphysiologic sway, particularly in medical-legal cases.
*The mSOT does not include assessments of the visual system.
† The mCTSIB does not isolate impairments within individual sensory systems.