Using BrainCheck

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Upon being added to another person’s Enterprise or Personal plan, you should automatically receive an email from BrainCheck with instructions to set your password. Upon logging in, you will automatically have your own Free plan, which can be upgraded.

Once on the home screen, tap the large pink “Add Test Taker” in the upper left corner to create a new test taker.

Enter the test taker’s first and last names, date of birth, and sex, then tap “Save.”  You will return to the home screen. If any user is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian’s email must be provided. Lastly, you must select the group that the user belongs to – all accounts have an initial group, titled “Primary Group,” by default.

To edit a test taker, first select that user’s name. On the right side of the screen, the “Edit Profile” option appears. Tapping it will allow you to edit the user’s name, date of birth, and sex. Currently, the deletion of users is not supported.

Results are displayed immediately after a test is taken. If you are a paid subscriber on either a Paid or Enterprise plan, stored results of previous tests are accessible in the website dashboard.


Memory Account

Testing can be done in any situation, whether you’re in a quiet room or on the sidelines. Once connected to the internet, open the app on your tablet and sign in. Select the user from the list on the left-hand side. Select “Take Test” on and follow the on-screen instructions.

Once a test has been taken, BrainCheck Memory will compare the test taker’s performance to the population database across five categories of cognitive function: working memory, cognitive processing, abstract reasoning, executive function and visual attention.

In each category, the shaded box represents the average range. Specifically, it shows the population mean ±one standard deviation. Scores on the left-hand side of the shaded box are lower than the population mean, while scores on the right-hand side are higher than the population mean. An exclamation point indicates that a score is an outlier – far below the population average. This would be an indicator that the test was either taken incorrectly or that there is cause for concern.

Here is an example of baseline test results:

After a post-incident test has been taken, BrainCheck Memory compares the test taker’s performance to the population database across the same five categories of cognitive function. The user’s post-incident scores are shown with pink flags. If the user has previously taken and stored a baseline test, those scores are shown with purple flags.

Here is an example of post-incident test results, compared against the user’s baseline:

We recommend taking two tests when you initially start using BrainCheck. This allows you to have a baseline on-file, as well as get a feel and understanding of how the test works. Keep your brain health information up-to-date by taking a test approximately every three months.


Sport Account

Testing can be done in any situation, whether you’re in a quiet room or on the sidelines. Once connected to the internet, open the app on your tablet and sign in. Select the user from the list on the left-hand side.

Select “Take Test” and follow the on-screen instructions.

If an incident occurs or there is any event that might cause concern, remove yourself from the field or stop other physical activity immediately. Move to a quiet room or environment similar to the one in which baseline testing occurred.

Once connected to internet, open BrainCheck Sport on your testing device and sign in using the administrator’s credentials. Select the appropriate user from the list on the left-hand side and follow the on-screen instructions.

After a post-incident test has been taken, BrainCheck Sport compares the test taker’s performance to the population database across the same six categories of cognitive function. The user’s post-incident scores are shown with pink flags. If the user has previously taken and stored a baseline test, those scores are shown with purple flags.

Here is an example of post-incident test results, compared against the user’s baseline:

We recommend taking two tests when you initially start using BrainCheck. This allows you to have a baseline on-file, as well as get a feel and understanding of how the test works. Keep your brain health information up-to-date by taking a test at the beginning of each sports season, or approximately every three months. If an incident occurs during play, we recommend that players are tested as soon as they are moved to the sidelines. Following the identification of a concussion, we recommend that you take a test every 48 hours to monitor your brain health and recovery progress.


Enterprise Account

Once the account administrator has created the account, he or she can personalize the account. If you’re not already signed into your account, sign in here (also linked in the top navigation). Enter your account credentials. To edit your organization, click on the “Account Settings” tab on the upper right side of the screen. Here, you can change the name of the organization owner, account email, and account password.

To add a new test taker, click the button that says, “Add Test Taker.” Enter the user’s first and last names, email, sex, and date of birth. If any user is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian’s email must be provided. Lastly, you must select the group that the user belongs to – all accounts have an initial group, titled “Primary Group,” by default. To take the test, download the product to your tablet or smartphone from the App Store. The download is free. Entering your administrator credentials to login will unlock all features included in your plan. Please note that you must have a strong and reliable internet connection in order to login and get test results.

On either the page of an individual’s assigned group, or under the “Test Takers” tab, click on a test taker’s name to view their testing history. Under the “Actions” column, you can edit a particular test taker by clicking the “Edit” button.

Following the completion of a BrainCheck test, results will become immediately available by selecting the test taker’s name under the “Test Takers” tab. All test scores will be recorded on a list detailing the time and date that the test was taken at, the device used to take the test, as well as any notes that the test admin or account admin has to make. Clicking on the dropdown arrow to the right of a specific test opens an extended view, showing current scores and the score of the most recent prior test (if there are any), as well as symptom scores and the text field to enter notes for the test.

To save results to a computer, simply click “Download Detailed Report,” which will provide you with a PDF file of that specific test’s scores, as well as detailed line graphs showing results over time.

Screenshot of Test Results View

Smaller groups can be created inside the organization (e.g. JV Football Team, Girls’ Soccer Team) by selecting the “Groups” tab. To create a group, click the pink “Add Group” button on the upper right. Enter the desired name of the group into the text field. Afterwards, click “Save.”

The group name can be edited at any time using the “Edit” button located on the righthand side. In addition, a “Delete” button is also present, should you wish to remove a group entirely.

To view a group, simply click on the group name. You’ll enter the group page, where you can add or edit test takers in the group, as well as upload new test takers from a .csv file.

Test admins can be assigned to groups so that they can administer tests to users, should the account admin desire. This is especially useful for testing larger populations where many tests are required to be taken all at once. Test admins can be added by selecting the “Test Admins” tab and clicking the “Add Test Admin” button in the upper right corner. Enter the user’s first and last names, email, sex, and date of birth, then select the group(s) that they are to be a test admin of. Afterwards, click “Create Test Admin.”

Editing a test admin can be done on the Test Admin page by clicking “Edit” under the“Actions” column.

Multiple new test takers can be added at once by uploading a roster. To do so, select the “Test Takers” tab and select the “Upload Test Takers” button present in the upper right corner. On the following page, a set of file upload instructions are present, as well as a sample file for you to model your roster after.

A roster must be uploaded in the .csv file format (the default save format for Microsoft Excel), with specific columns devoted to first name, last name, email address, date of birth, and sex, as shown in the example file. After the roster is ready, select “Browse files” and upload the roster. Following the upload, you will be allowed to confirm that the information uploaded is correct before adding the new uploaded test takers.

Organization administrators of either Paid or Enterprise accounts can track how scores change over time. Sign in to the dashboard at braincheck.com and view scores in each category of cognitive function. These different domains can be viewed by clicking on the tab across the top of the chart.

The average population range is represented by the gray shaded area in the center of the chart. It represents the population mean ±one standard deviation. Scores from individual tests are represented with purple dots. Red dots indicates that a score is an outlier – far below the population average.

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DISCLAIMER: BrainCheck provides the Services for informational purposes only. THE SERVICES DO NOT CONTAIN OR CONSTITUTE, AND SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS, MEDICAL ADVICE OR OPINION. BrainCheck is not a medical professional, and BrainCheck does not provide medical services or render medical advice. The Services are not a substitute for the advice of a medical professional, and the information made available on or through the Services should not be relied upon when making medical decisions, or to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition. If you require medical advice or services, you should consult a medical professional. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES DOES NOT CREATE A DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND BRAINCHECK. Have a question that isn’t answered here? Try our BrainCheck Sport and BrainCheck Memory-specific support pages, or email us at support@braincheck.com.