Sandy H. Straus
The Automatic Clock Drawing Test™ (ACDT) eliminates the need for paper-based manual clock drawing tests to assess cognitive impairment, changes in cognitive function triggered by trauma or disease. Computerization standardizes a process that was always dominated by different administration and scoring techniques. The ACDT, available as an Internet product, can function autonomously without the need for administrator intervention. Importantly, the Automatic Clock Drawing Test™ empowers individuals with disabilities who would otherwise not be able to actively engage in important neurocognitive evaluations and studies. It also transcends cultural and socio-economic barriers since the same test is administered in different languages, such as Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. It is also a rapid and sensitive test that allows screening of the masses. The Automatic Clock Drawing Test offers implications for autism applications, dementia diagnostics, early education, fitness to drive determinations, gerontology, military medicine, neurorehabiliatation, and psychiatry, among numerous others. The clock drawing task remains an integral part of attention, executive function, memory, visual attention, and visuospatial skills.