Stroke patients often find it difficult to do basic thinking, recall memories and solve life’s daily problem. The Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB) is a touchscreen based assessment to objectively measure cognitive function.

CANTAB tests have demonstrated sensitivity to detecting changes in neuropsychological performance, and include tests of processing speed, visuospatial episodic memory executive function and working memory. The CANTAB cognitive tests (Motor Screening Task, Reaction Time, Paired Associates Learning and Spatial Working Memory) are delivered to patients using iPad (Apple iPad Pro 9.7 WiFi 128GB Space Grey), often viewed as less intrusive than classical face-to-face interview or questionnaires.

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke and cardiovascular diseases. The Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor (ABPM 7100, Welch Allyn) is an easy-to-use 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor that is designed to help avoid the effects of white coat hypertension, provide accurate sleep blood pressure readings, and tailor drug therapy regimes to individual patient’s needs. This model is clinically rated to provide accurate and reliable information regarding blood pressure for medical assessment. The Digital Blood Pressure Device (ProBP 2400, Welch Allyn) is fast, dependable, accurate and professional blood pressure device. It has special feature to detect irregular heartbeat.

Researchers 

Dr Lin Kooi OngGary Crowfoot, Heidi Janssen, Di Marsden, Jodie Marquez, Coralie English, Rohan Walker

Research Area 
Project type 
Equipment Grant
Year of funding 
2017