NeuRA

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is an independent, not-for-profit research institute based in Sydney, Australia. As a leader in brain and nervous system research, our goal is to prevent, treat and cure brain and nervous system diseases, disorders and injuries through medical research.

Company Neuroscience Research Australia
Location Randwick NSW

Brands

Image for FallScreen

FallScreen

FallScreen® is a falls risk calculator and has two forms: A short …

FallScreen

Supplied by NeuRA

FallScreen® is a falls risk calculator and has two forms: A short form and a long form.

The short form is designed as a screening instrument suitable for General Practice surgeries, acute hospitals, and long-term care institutions. It takes only 15 minutes to administer and contains five items: a single assessment of vision, peripheral sensation, lower limb strength, reaction time and body sway.

The long form is designed as a comprehensive instrument suitable for Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy settings and for dedicated Falls Clinics.

It takes 45 minutes to administer and contains 15 items:
Three assessments of vision (high and low contrast visual acuity and edge contrast sensitivity), three assessments of peripheral sensation (tactile sensitivity, vibration sense and proprioception), assessments of three lower limb muscle groups (knee extensors, knee flexors and ankle dorsiflexors), assessments of both hand and foot reaction time and four assessments of body sway (sway on floor and foam with eyes open and closed).

Image for QuickScreen

QuickScreen

Since there are many risk factors for falls which vary from person to person, in…

QuickScreen

Supplied by NeuRA

Since there are many risk factors for falls which vary from person to person, individualised risk factor assessment should be the first step in developing effective intervention strategies for the prevention of falls in older people.

The NeuRA QuickScreen® Clinical Falls Risk Assessment (or QuickScreen® for short) was developed by researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and is a multifactorial assessment tool which was designed specifically for use in clinical settings.

It has been rigorously tested in a large sample of community-dwelling older people in which it was found that performance in the QuickScreen® was able to accurately predict faller status.

In a sub-group of these people, the QuickScreen® measures exhibited good reliability, demonstrating low measurement error and a high ability to detect change in physical status over time.

The QuickScreen® assessment has been trialled in several clinical settings with general practitioners, practice nurses and physiotherapists, where it was found to be quick and easy to administer, taking an average of 10 minutes to complete. The clinicians reported that the assessment provided useful information about risk factors and guided the implementation of intervention strategies.

The QuickScreen® consists of the following measures: previous falls, medication usage, vision, peripheral sensation, lower limb strength, balance and co-ordination and requires the use of minimal equipment. This makes it a portable, easy to use assessment which has a low cost yet high accuracy in determining who is at risk of falling and which particular factors contribute to that risk.

The assessment also allows the user to calculate the combined risk increase that the identified risk factors present for future falls. The inclusion of this scoring system in the QuickScreen® allows for the identification of people who are at a high risk of falling, in addition to its ability to determine which specific factors contribute to that risk.

This information can then be used to determine which intervention strategies are likely to be most beneficial in reducing the risk of future falls.

Image for icon-FES Mobile Application

icon-FES Mobile Application

icon-FES is an innovative way of assessing fear of falling using pictures to des…

icon-FES Mobile Application

Supplied by NeuRA

icon-FES is an innovative way of assessing fear of falling using pictures to describe a range of activities and situations.

The main advantage of icon-FES over other fear of falling scales is the inclusion of more demanding balance-related activities, its normal distribution, and its ability to assess fear of falling in highly functioning older people. icon-FES is the first scale to identify the level of concern about falls for a range of daily activities using pictures.

The provision of unambiguous contexts aid conceptualisation of the item activities and therefore helps ensure all participants are considering the same situations.

Image for Incidental and Planned Exercise Questionnaire Mobile Application

Incidental and Planned Exercise Questionnaire Mobile Application

Incidental and Planned Exercise Questionnaire (IPEQ) is a cross-sectional survey…

Incidental and Planned Exercise Questionnaire Mobile Application

Supplied by NeuRA

Incidental and Planned Exercise Questionnaire (IPEQ) is a cross-sectional survey for assessing low, basic and high-intensity physical activities.

It is suitable for use in aging research including falls prevention trials. IPEQ consists of twelve validated multiple choice questions. The results are graphically displayed at the completion of the test and a historical record for the current participant can be shown via graphs.

The results are be stored on the device and can be emailed to a clinician and synced with a computer via iTunes. IPEQ can be used to test your own exercise and activity levels over time and used to test the activity levels of participants in a research or clinical setting. Results are exported in the easy-to-read comma separated value format.

The summary files are natively supported by Microsoft Excel, SPSS Matlab and many other data analysis programs.

Image for PPA Sway Path Mobile Application

PPA Sway Path Mobile Application

Sway path has been identified as one of the most useful summary measures of post…

PPA Sway Path Mobile Application

Supplied by NeuRA

Sway path has been identified as one of the most useful summary measures of postural sway.

In studies conducted by researchers at NeuRA, sway path has been found to be the best measure of postural sway for predicting falls in older people and other clinical groups at risk of falls.

PPA Sway Path automatically records and stores sway path as well as maximal anterior-posterior and lateral sway as measured by the PPA sway meter developed by Prof Stephen Lord.

In doing so this app greatly enhances the usability and application of this low-tech sway measurement device.

Image for Trail Making Test Mobile Application

Trail Making Test Mobile Application

Trails Making Test (Trails) is a neuropsychological test of visual attention and…

Trail Making Test Mobile Application

Supplied by NeuRA

Trails Making Test (Trails) is a neuropsychological test of visual attention and task switching.

It can provide information about visual search speed, scanning, speed of processing, mental flexibility, as well as executive functioning. It is also sensitive to detecting several cognitive inpairments such as Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia.

Trails automates the process of collecting results, timing and error checking facilitating quicker and more accurate testing of participants. Results are exported in the easy-to-read comma separated value format.

The summary files are natively supported by Microsoft Excel, SPSS Matlab and many other data analysis programs.

Markets

Current export locations:

  • Entire region
    • New Zealand
  • America (Northern)
    • Canada
    • United States of America
  • America (South)
    • Brazil
    • Chile
  • Asia (Chinese) (includes Mongolia)
    • China
    • Hong Kong (SAR of China)
    • Taiwan
  • Asia (Mainland South-East)
    • Thailand
  • Asia (Maritime South-East)
    • Malaysia
    • Singapore
  • Europe (Northern)
    • Denmark
    • Norway
    • Sweden
  • Europe (Southern)
    • Spain
  • Europe (Western)
    • Belgium
    • France
    • Germany
    • Netherlands
  • Middle East
    • Iran
  • United Kingdom & Channel Islands
    • United Kingdom

Regions we are wishing to develop export opportunities within:

  • Entire region
    • Africa (Central and West)
    • Africa (North)
    • Africa (Southern and East)
    • America (Central)
    • America (Northern)
    • America (South)
    • Asia (Central)
    • Asia (Chinese) (includes Mongolia)
    • Asia (Mainland South-East)
    • Asia (Maritime South-East)
    • Asia (Southern)
    • Caribbean
    • Europe (Eastern)
    • Europe (Northern)
    • Europe (South Eastern)
    • Europe (Southern)
    • Europe (Western)
    • Ireland
    • Japan and the Koreas
    • Melanesia
    • Micronesia
    • Middle East
    • Polynesia (excludes Hawaii)
    • United Kingdom & Channel Islands

Contact

Contact image
Stephen Lord
Senior Principal Research Fellow

Most Australian businesses are currently operating - it is 2:14pm on Friday in New South Wales.