Administrative

How do I sign up?

Click on “Log In” in the top right corner of the website to find your local ClearEdge product specialists to contact for more information.

What do I do if I forget my password?

Go to the login page, enter your user name and click “Forgot Password.” That will navigate you to resetting your password.

What do I do if I forget my user name?

Go to the login page and click on “Forgot User Name.” That will navigate you to receiving your user name through a confirmation email.

Coaches

What is ClearEdge?

The ClearEdge Toolkit provides clinicians with a suite of tests to objectively measure cognitive ability (speed and accuracy) and balance, as well as standardized health questionnaires to aid in the assessment of an individual’s medical or physiological state.

What are the key features of ClearEdge?

The ClearEdge Toolkit was designed to address the need for an objective, reliable and easy-to-administer baseline and post-injury brain health test. The ClearEdge Toolkit includes the collection of patient symptoms and separate testing apps for cognitive ability and balance. These may be combined or tested separately.

Who can administer a ClearEdge test?

Only licensed healthcare professionals who are trained on the ClearEdge Toolkit can administer the test.

Who can interpret ClearEdge reports?

Only licensed healthcare professionals who have been trained on the ClearEdge Toolkit can interpret the results of a baseline or post-event exam.

What are the components of the ClearEdge Toolkit?

The ClearEdge Toolkit includes the Edge Sensor, an inertial measurement unit for measuring balance and postural sway, a foam balance pad, a friction pad, and off-the-shelf headphones, stylus and tablet with data collection software—all in a lightweight, portable case for storage and transportation.

Are healthcare professionals required to complete any training before administering ClearEdge?

Yes. Prior to performing any of the ClearEdge tests on patients or interpreting results, healthcare professionals must complete training on the ClearEdge website. If there is no record of completed training, the healthcare professional will not be able to log into the system to conduct the test.

What is the age range for testing?

The ClearEdge Toolkit can be administered to ages 5 and older.

What is baseline testing?

Baseline testing is an annual or pre-season exam conducted by a trained healthcare professional to assess a person’s balance and cognitive function, as well as the collection of relevant symptoms. Results from baseline tests (or pre-injury tests) can be used and compared to a similar exam conducted by healthcare professionals regularly to monitor brain health or in the event of a subsequent injury.

When are test reports available following a ClearEdge assessment?

The ClearEdge Toolkit generates reports immediately following testing that are available on the clearedgetest.com portal for a licensed healthcare professional to interpret.

How long does the ClearEdge test take?

The average test takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

How often should a baseline test be conducted?

Baseline testing should be conducted at least once a year, and possibly more frequently for younger patients.

How do I sign up for a ClearEdge test?

Visit portal.clearedgetest.com, select the “Sign Up Here” link, and follow the instructions.

How do I schedule a baseline for my team or group?

Use our contact form and select Baseline.

How do I purchase a ClearEdge system for my practice or school?

You can contact your local ClearEdge product specialist by going to our website and searching by your zip code or city.

Patients

What is the ClearEdge Brain Health Toolkit?

The ClearEdge Brain Health Toolkit provides clinicians with a suite of tests to objectively measure cognitive ability (speed and accuracy) and balance, as well as standardized health questionnaires to aid in the assessment of an individual’s medical or physiological state.

How long does the ClearEdge test take?

The test takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

How often should a baseline test be conducted?

Baseline testing should be conducted at least once a year, and possibly more frequently for younger patients.

What are the key features of ClearEdge?

The ClearEdge Toolkit was designed to address the need for an objective, reliable and easy-to-administer assessment of cognitive function and balance.

Who can administer a ClearEdge test?

Only licensed healthcare professionals who are trained on the ClearEdge Toolkit can administer the test.

Who can interpret ClearEdge test reports?

Only licensed healthcare professionals who have been trained on the ClearEdgeToolkit can interpret the results of a baseline or post-injury exam.

Why does a ClearEdge baseline test cost money?

A ClearEdge test has a fee associated with it because it has to be administered by a licensed healthcare professional and health insurers currently do not cover baselines.

What are the tests like?

The ClearEdge test was designed to be fun and you will be asked to answer some questions on a tablet and perform some easy balance tests with a sensor worn on a belt.

Can I view my test results when I am done with a ClearEdge baseline test?

Yes, you can log into your account online and view your baseline results.

Can I view my test results when I am done with a ClearEdge post-event test?

No, only your healthcare professional can log in and view your post-event results, but you can request copies of your results from your healthcare professional to view.

Are my results secure and private?

Healthcare professionals can view results only for patients who are under their care. Data is stored in a HIPAA compliant, cloud-based database.

Healthcare Professionals

Who can administer a ClearEdge test?

Only licensed healthcare professionals who are trained on the ClearEdge Toolkit can administer the test.

Who can interpret ClearEdge reports?

Only licensed healthcare professionals who have been trained on the ClearEdge Toolkit can interpret the results of a baseline or post-injury exam.

Are healthcare professionals required to complete any training before administering a ClearEdge test?

Yes. Prior to testing the ClearEdge Toolkit on patients or interpreting results, healthcare professionals must complete training on the ClearEdge website (clearedgtest.com). If there is no record of completed training, the healthcare professional will not be able to log into the system to conduct the tests.

What is the age range for testing?

The ClearEdge Toolkit can be administered to ages 5 and older.

What does a single session report show?

A single session report will show that subject’s raw throughput scores for that test. (Note: Very little interpretation can be drawn from a single test.)

How often should a baseline test be conducted?

Baseline testing should be conducted at least once a year, and possibly more frequently for younger patients.

What happens if a patient is injured but never had a baseline test?

Ideally, a patient would have had a baseline test to compare against in the event of an injury. Though not optimal, the ClearEdge Toolkit may still be useful when a patient has no baseline test. In this scenario, a series of post-injury tests would be run and the healthcare professional can see if the patient’s scores level out at some point, an indication that they may have returned to their baseline. Again, ClearEdge is just one tool to assist healthcare professionals in diagnosing injury or determining recovery.

Can healthcare professionals bill for the ClearEdge test?

Post-event tests may be reimbursed under current CPT codes.

My current baseline test only measures cognitive function. Why does ClearEdge also include balance assessment and symptoms collection?

Research has shown that sensitivity to concussion exceeds 90% when testing combines symptoms, cognitive function and balance. Moreover, balance deficits may persist even after cognitive and other symptoms resolve, creating a heightened risk of premature return-to-play decisions. Indeed, the NCAA, NATA and International Consensus on Concussion all recommend that baseline testing include a balance, cognitive function and symptoms checklist.

How important is it for the patient to follow the balance instructions when taking each balance test?

It is very important that the patient always follow the exact requests from the tablet instructions proctored by the healthcare professional. Failure to follow them can give erroneous results. Example: If the patient is asked to be in a tandem stance with eyes closed and hands on waist, all three must be followed for this test to be accurate.

What if the patient doesn’t complete the ClearEdge baseline test? Will it still be stored in the ClearEdge portal?

No. A baseline test must be competed for it to be considered a valid test and stored.

On a post-event test, do I have to complete every component (both cognitive, all eight balance tests) for the results to be valid and uploaded to the ClearEdge portal?

On all post-injury tests, the healthcare professional has the option to skip any test(s) he/she deems too difficult for the patient to complete due to injuries, and all data will be valid and sent to the ClearEdge portal.

What is tandem stance?

Tandem stance is asking the patient to put their dominant foot (usually the foot they kick a ball with) heel to toe directly in front of their non-dominant foot.

On the ClearEdge portal, why are there shadows overlaid on the symptom scale?

The healthcare professional is capable of collecting symptoms from both the patient and/or their guardian. This allows a more complete view of the symptoms the patient may be experiencing.

During balance testing, where should the Edge Sensor be placed on the patient?

The Edge Sensor should be placed on the patient’s low-back at the intersection of midline and L5 (approximately the center of mass).

When is a test session complete?

A test session is complete only after the Next button is selected on the Test Complete screen and the application returns to the home screen. Otherwise, results will not be available.

Does a patient have to be registered to be administered a baseline test?

Yes.

What are the cognitive tests in ClearEdge?

The ClearEdge DANA cognitive test, developed by Anthrotronix Inc.

How is a patient selected when administering a test?

Search by last name, first initial and date of birth.

Is it important to ensure the test patient keeps their feet completely together during the side-by-side stance balance tests?

Yes.

Does the healthcare professional have the discretion to choose any test as the reference/baseline for comparative purposes?

Yes.

In addition to the reference or baseline test, how many tests may be selected in the report for comparison?

Three additional tests may be selected to compare against a reference or baseline test.