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The Virtual Reality Functional Capacity Assessment Tool (VRFCAT™) is a computerized measure that was developed to be a reliable, valid, and sensitive measure of functional capacity, or the potential to demonstrate real-world functional improvements associated with cognitive change.  The VRFCAT presents participants with a realistic simulated environment to recreate routine activities of daily living.

The VRFCAT creates a realistic, interactive, and immersive environment consisting of 4 scenarios, including: (1) exploring a kitchen, (2) catching a bus to a grocery store, (3) finding/purchasing food in a grocery store, and (4) returning home on a bus.  Subjects complete each scenario through a progressive storyboard design.

 

Key features of the VRFCAT include:

  • Immersive gameplay and easy-to-use controls
  • Six versions, enabling use as a repeated measure
  • Demonstrated high tolerability by participants
  • Simple and convenient administration
  • Automatically encrypted data collection, storage and scoring

Placing patients in everyday situations through a computerized interface during VRFCAT testing eases administrator burden and automatizes transfer of data for storage.

VRFCAT DEMO from NeuroCog Trials

Learn more about VRFCAT on Wikipedia