BIOLOGICAL AGE TESTING
Biological Age Test – The Markers
Duration 45-60 Minutes
The test measures ageing in four broad categories
• Motor (muscle movement)
• Sensory (feeling)
• Cognitive (brain function)
• Pulmonary function (lung function, one of the earliest biomarkers to deteriorate predictably, with ageing, in all people)
There are twelve individual tests that are used?
Auditory Reaction Time measures how quickly you react to a stimulus you hear. It measures both your hearing and quickness of movement, a motor biomarker.
Highest Audible Pitch determines if your hearing is better or worse than it should be for your age. We lose hearing, especially in the higher frequencies, as we age. Measuring the highest frequency we hear is one way of documenting this deterioration.
Vibrotactile Sensitivity measures your sense of vibration in the palm of your hand. The body uses different nerves to sense vibration and certain diseases such as diabetes decrease your sense of vibration.
Lung Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) measures the volume of your lungs based on your sex, age and size. Young lungs are very elastic. As we age our lungs become more and more stiff. Certain illnesses can also cause lung stiffness. This causes the Lung Volume to decrease with age and disease.
Lung Forced Expiratory Volume in one second (FEV1) measures the rate at which you are able to exhale in one minute. It is a test of the strength of your lungs. This test is affected by disease, such as asthma, bronchitis and smoking.
Visual Reaction Time, together with Muscle Movement Time, measures the visual (sensory) part and monitors how quickly the brain responds (cognitive) to the visual sensory stimulus.
Muscle Movement Time, together with Visual Reaction Time measures the speed with which your muscles in your fingers move after a visual stimulus. This measures the movement or motor part as well as how quickly your muscles respond after given a signal by the brain (cognitive) to move.
Memory Length of Sequence is an objective test to determine how good or bad your memory (cognitive brain function) truly is. The test measures how many numbers you can remember in a sequence.
Alternate Button Testing measures the speed with which you can move between two places on the machine and your accuracy in doing so. It measures muscle movement (motor) function.
Visual Reaction Time with Decision, combined with Muscle Movement Time with Decision, measures how quickly you respond to a visual stimulus, measuring sensory and cognitive function of the brain.
Muscle Movement Time with Decision, combined with Visual Reaction Time with Decision, measures how quickly your muscles (motor) respond to a visual (sensory) stimulus. It also measures the cognitive function of the brain to process this information.
Visual Accommodation in Diopters measures how adaptable the lens of your eye is. People with certain eye problems will not be able to take this test. The lens must expand and contract to alter distant vision. The brain must process this information. As we age our lens become less and less able to perform this function optimally.Taking The Test
Participants report they enjoy the test and find it not only insightful, but also stimulating and fun. Relax and Enjoy the test, it is not graded.
You are given a number, which scientifically will be reproducible, as a test result. You can repeat any part of the test at any time if you feel you did not perform to your optimal capabilities. The results are an objective value assigned to your body's various Biomarker Functions.
You may do poorly in one area. This will allow us to tailor your anti-ageing programme to improve this area. You may do very well in other areas. This allows you to learn your body's strengths.
The test takes approximately 45-60 minutes. Most people become quite competitive with the machine when they are testing themselves. The goal of the test is to show you your body's strengths and weaknesses. It allows a scientific evaluation of your brain's functions. It allows us to tailor an anti-ageing regimen to help you improve areas that show weaknesses. The greatest value is in comparing results from year to year and monitoring your progress.