Cognitive Balance Score2019-04-12T03:03:43+00:00

COGNITIVE BALANCE SCORE

CBS is an affordable, easy to use class 1 FDA approved device that uses a combination of postural, cognitive and fine-motor control tests. CBS provides valuable test protocols that have been developed out of real-life, clinical and patient requirements. CBS is rapidly administered for the stratification of concussion, risk of fall and cognitive decline. CBS is also used to evaluate rehabilitation progress.

It’s All About Balance

Balance is one of your body’s most important functions. Concussion / TBI (traumatic brain injury), ADHD, PTSD, stress, fatigue, postural instability and neurological degenerative disease frequently affect your ability to simply stand on your own two feet. These conditions can also impact on your cognitive performance resulting in the inability to concentrate, short term memory loss, confusion, dizziness, orientation difficulties, movement impairment, emotional instabilities and eyesight / hearing difficulties.

Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the CDC, TBIs account for about 30% of all injury related deaths in the United States. Every day there are at least 153 deaths due to TBI. If you survive you can suffer effects lasting for just a few days, or ongoing symptoms that will stay with you for your entire life. A TBI can occur in your life at any time. Often, these accidents you have go unreported and do not get diagnosed. Over time every head knock you get adds up. A new, relatively minor TBI you incur, can easily become a life threatening event when your TBI accidents go undetected.

Risk of Fall

Every year, over 3 million people over the age of 65 visit the emergency room due to a fall. According to the CDC, only half of the falls that actually occur are reported. Statistically, 1 in 4 over 65 year olds suffer a fall. Once a fall occurs the chance of having another fall increases by over 50%. Cognitive Balance Score (CBS) measures risk of fall and monitors a patient’s balance and cognitive function in just 2-3 minutes. Ensuring continuing mobility as we get older becomes more important, so we can maintain our independence. Our memory and cognitive functioning is also needed to exist in today’s fast paced world, with so many competing responsibilities. We continue to learn even as we get older. It’s important to keep our wits sharp and make sure that if we start to forget things, that this is monitored.

Alzheimer’s Disease

1 in 10 Americans suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease and it is the 6th most common cause of death in the United States. The figures are increasing every year. That’s why it’s important to detect neurological decline early so it can be measured and monitored with CBS. CBS features quick, fun and easy cognitive and postural challenges that measure and monitor cognitive and balance function. Also, if you’ve suffered a fall, you can use CBS to get back on track with your rehabilitation

CBS has been developed over the last 15 years with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Balance and Cognitive Baselines take only 10 minutes to establish a baseline. Subsequent tests take less than 5 minutes.

CHOICE and MAZE are cognitive assessments to measure a person’s decision-making, short term memory, planning & strategy and fine motor control.