NeuroAssess Data Plot
A team at Harvard's Wyss Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess developed a computer tablet application that could rapidly and quantitatively assess neuromuscular performance. In the NeuroAssess trial, which also involved collaborators from Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston, participants were instructed to use a stylus to follow a moving target on the screen (as shown on the left). The right side of the video shows the performance of one participant, where the red line indicates a horizontal "unrolling" of the target's circular trajectory -- and the blue line indicates the distance from the line that is traced, to the target around the circle. The team developed a series of algorithms that take the data reflecting the distance from the line to compute an actual neuromuscular score for the tracing performance.