TabCAT
The Tablet-based Cognitive Assessment Tool (TabCAT) is a software platform developed at UCSF for the administration of clinical and research tools and for the secure storage of, and access to, the data collected.

The Tablet-based Cognitive Assessment Tool (TabCAT) is a software platform developed at UCSF for the administration of clinical and research tools and for the secure storage of, and access to, the data collected. The variety of tools available on TabCAT includes cognitive tests of executive function (including NIH EXAMINER subtests), memory, visuospatial skills and socioemotional functions, as well as symptom questionnaires. Most tests are available in multiple languages.

One of the most widely used batteries on TabCAT is the UCSF Brain Health Assessment (BHA), which was developed for the efficient detection of mild neurocognitive disorders that present to primary care. This assessment evaluates cognitive skills that are commonly affected by neurocognitive disorders including memory, executive/speed, visuospatial, and language. An optional 3-minute informant survey is also available to provide information about the level of functional impairment and behavioral changes. The BHA can be administered in 10 minutes, and scoring is automated. The BHA is validated for use in research and dementia specialty care centers. It is not yet fully validated for use in primary care (stay tuned).

TabCAT is comprised of an application, which is downloadable now on iOS tablets and soon on Android tablets, and an administrative hub. Data collected on the tablets are stored on the tablets until the user uploads the data to a secure server, hosted at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. The administrative hub allows users to assemble TabCAT batteries, set up login credentials for examiners, and download data.

TabCAT is available for free use to non-commercial partners, and all users must agree to a Use Agreement. To download and use TabCAT, or to request more information about using TabCAT in your own research or clinical setting, please contact tabcat@ucsf.edu.

Download the TabCAT User Manual:

  1. Installing the TabCAT application
  2. Using the Administration Panel Website
  3. Logging on to TabCAT, Navigating Features, and Syncing Data

TabCAT Team

Technology

Project Coordinators

 

TabCAT Alumni

  • David Marin - First Programmer
  • Erica Johnson – Project Coordinator
  • Tacie Moskowitz – Project Coordinator