Cognitive Testing on Handhelds

Handheld computers (PDAs) are a good choice for testing where a high degree of portability is needed. They are light and easy to use, and they are relatively inexpensive. The screen size is adequate for a broad range of tests, though for testing in the elderly or those with poor eyesight this may be a limitation for some types of test. 

All the core tests run on a PDA such as the Palm Tungsten E. The test illustrated on the left is the arrow flanker task. The response is a left or right key press corresponding  to the direction of the central arrow.

Tests for handheld projects are set up as custom packages. Tests are also available for mobile phones and for PC (both standalone and running in a web browser).