The WAVi Desktop Report is provided as a service to allow your clinician to research brain measurements in conjunction with standard assessments. While not intended to be a diagnosis, the WAVi report gives you a snapshot of your brain function. Just as a stopwatch can be used by an athlete to measure results, the WAVi tests can be used to track your brain performance over time.
Comprised of a low-cost headset plus simple report-generating software that downloads onto a standard laptop computer, WAVi gives doctors a more accurate picture of a patient’s brain health. Over time, patient’s brain health data can be monitored alongside their blood pressure, heart rate and weight. The WAVi database is positioned to be one of the most robust and comprehensive sources for brain health analysis in the world.
The P300 test is a subconscious measure of attention and memory where P300 Delay measures the brain’s speed in recognizing the odd (high) tone and the P300 Voltage measures the quality of this recognition. We have found that a person may be either fast or of high quality but it’s less common to be both fast and high. These measures decline with age or after trauma and are also affected by certain medication.
On a first time visit we measure P300 to get a baseline snapshot of where you naturally fall so that we can track your brain’s performance as we guide your health. For example, we have found that improved cardio performance can increase your P300 speed and voltage. This marker also allows us to track you over time to help catch hidden conditions. A P300 slowing and/or a reduction in voltage may signal reduced cognitive function and our goal is to keep you functioning on a high level.
The Trail Making Test is a standard measure of brain function and includes measures of psychomotor and visual scanning. The scores represent the amount of time required to complete the task. As with reaction time and P300, Trail Making performance also declines with age, trauma, and other conditions.
Coherence is a measure of the correlation between two channels and may provide information about functional connectivity between cortical regions. Numerous studies have linked coherence to various conditions associated with reduced cognitive function, including trauma and mild cognitive impairment. For example, a lowering of front-back connectivity has been reported to correlate with mild cognitive impairment where a rising of connectivity between farther sides of the brain has been associated with trauma.