The Science of Savonix

Savonix Mobile delivers a set of digitized neurocognitive tests via Android and iOS mobile operating systems supported by a web-based clinical data dashboard with integrated analytics.  Designed with the screen in mind, Savonix was engineered to statistically control for touchscreen effects and to deliver an age-appropriate test to the individual user that accounts for such effects as device type, screen lag times, and average response time by mechanic (swipe, tap, draw) by age group. Unlike any other digital tests on the market, Savonix uses 3D technology to more accurately mimic pen and paper test conditions with multiple psychomotor conditions including tapping, choice based selection, drag and drop, scroll and draw.

The tests in the Savonix Mobile Battery are digital versions of globally accepted gold standard cognitive tests, most of which have been in wide clinical and research use since the 1930s and 1940s.  To date, Savonix has collected data on over 4,500 users in the United States and China in partnership with multiple academic institutions.  Analysis of these data demonstrate that Savonix Mobile is both sensitive and specific at almost equal levels, accurately discriminates between levels of cognitive impairment (discriminant validity), performs consistently over time (test/re-test reliability), and is statistically equivalent to the paper-and-pencil versions of the same tests (convergent validity).

Our data team is preparing these results for publication with our partners in the United States and Asia, and a synopsis report of these results is available to interested partners who wish to use Savonix in clinical trials or clinical care.

Cognitive Domains

Instant Verbal Memory

Short-term learning and memory of language.

Delayed Verbal Memory

Long-term learning and memory of language.

Attention

Ability to sustain attention continuously through a task.

Focus

Ability to suppress automatic responses to follow one specific direction.

Impulse Control

Ability to resist immediate urges and self-monitor to achieve delayed gratification.

Spatial Memory

Ability to remember and reproduce patterns, orientations, and relative sizes of objects.

Emotion Identification

Ability to register a range of emotions quickly to understand and empathize with others.

Information Processing

Ability to scan and process information quickly.

Working Memory

Ability to temporarily store and manipulate information.

Executive Function

Ability to process and keep track of information to guide reasoning, planning, learning, and comprehension.

Flexible Thinking

Ability to switch attention quickly and smoothly between tasks.

Savonix Mobile Tasks

Below is a sample of tasks in the application. Each one is scientifically proven and clinically valid.

Find the Path

Discover the hidden path through the grid by tapping on individual tiles in the grid. The task serves to assess how quickly the user learns the route through the maze and their ability to remember that route.

 

Connect the Dots

Touch numbers or letters in ascending sequence. As each number is touched in the correct order, a line is drawn automatically to connect it to the preceding number or letter in the sequence.

Picture Copy

Memorize a complex figure made of lines and shapes. Then reproduce the figure from memory by drawing lines and dragging shapes on the touchscreen device.

 

 

Do you have more questions about Savonix? Please contact us for more information.

Below is a sample of tasks in the application. Each one is scientifically proven and clinically valid.

Find the Path

Discover the hidden path through the grid by tapping on individual tiles in the grid. The task serves to assess how quickly the user learns the route through the maze and their ability to remember that route.

Connect the Dots

Touch numbers or letters in ascending sequence. As each number is touched in the correct order, a line is drawn automatically to connect it to the preceding number or letter in the sequence.

Picture Copy

Memorize a complex figure made of lines and shapes. Then reproduce the figure from memory by drawing lines and dragging shapes on the touchscreen device.

Do you have more questions about Savonix? Please contact us for more information.