We are very excited to introduce this innovative new technology from Qbtech to the Bay Area. Qbtech is the global market leader in ADHD tests. They provide the only ADHD tests that are FDA cleared for use as an aid in the assessment and treatment evaluation of ADHD for people aged 6 to 60 years old.
What is a Qbtest? QbTest is the widest FDA cleared medical device that provides objective data for diagnosing and treating ADHD. It is a computer based test that measures the core symptoms associated with ADHD including hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention/distractibility. It combines a test of attention ability with a movement analysis based on an infrared measurement system. The test results are presented in a report that compares your child’s results with a non-ADHD group of people of the same age and gender.
How is a QbTest performed? The test is performed in front of a computer screen. The test equipment consists of an infrared camera, a head-band with an infrared marker attached to it and a responder button. During the test a number of symbols are shown on the computer screen. The task is to push the responder button when a certain symbol appears on the screen. The test takes 15 minutes to complete and is not dependent on your child’s language, reading or math skills.
How should QbTest be used? Assessing ADHD may be complicated and there is no single clinical tool that is able to give you all the answers. The QbTest provides objective data that together with other information will help your clinician assess your child for ADHD.
QbTest also provides a valuable baseline measurement that can help to evaluate any future changes in your child’s activity, attention and impulsivity. If an ADHD diagnosis is established, QbTest can be used to help monitor your child’s response to treatment, and to achieve treatment optimization.
If this is something you think may help your child we encourage you to make an appointment to discuss this in more detail, or ask your doctor about this treatment tool at your next visit.