Cognitive Training Platform Comparison.

Soma Analytics is the driving force behind Soma NPT where teams and coaches can create dynamic, engaging, data driven cognitive training programmes, that can be delivered directly to their athletes by mobile technology.

Cognitive Training Platform Comparison.

Here we look at what Soma NPT and Soma Analytics offer as a cognitive training system, and compare this with other cognitive training systems on the market. Prices are included in this comparison.

For this comparison, we will only focus on cognitive training products and not light boards or reaction lights as the offerings and intention for use are not the same. Lightboards and reaction training systems focus on reactions only and are not cognitively loading or measuring cognitive training load.

In this article we will cover

  • What is Soma Analytics and Soma NPT?
  • What is the difference between Soma NPT & Soma Analytics?
  • Training Platform Features Comparison.
  • Pricing
  • FAQs

What is Soma Analytics and Soma NPT?

Before we begin the training platform comparison we will quickly summarise what is Soma Analytics and Soma NPT.

Soma Analytics

Cognitive Innovation Meets Data Science.

Soma Analytics is the driving force behind Soma NPT where teams and coaches can create dynamic, engaging, data driven cognitive training programmes, that can be delivered directly to their athletes by mobile technology.

Data Insights.

Monitor 15 data points per cognitive task to gain deeper insights into your athletes cognitive and physiological performance.

Connect. Monitor. Adapt.

Soma Analytics works by connecting the coach or team directly to their athletes and enables them to create cognitive training plans with the ability to apply over 17 specialized training modes.

These specialized modes allow coaches to manipulate the cognitive load on an athletes brain, optimize error performance, integrate heart rate zones during cognitive training and titrate cognitive stress based on live performance or physiological data.

Soma Analytics Key Features

  • Collect cognitive and physiological measurements during cognitive tasks
  • Send cognitive training plans directly to an athletes devices
  • Monitor live data from Soma NPT
  • Apply specialised training modes to cognitive tasks to manipulate cognitive load
  • View training session calendar with cognitive load exposure per day
  • Percentile breakdown of cognitive tasks
  • Grand mean data trends
  • Minute on Minute (Mom) data trends
  • Generate baseline reports and send directly to an athletes device
  • View history logs
  • Create time stamped notes

Soma NPT

Mobile Cognitive Performance

Soma NPT is the flagship app of Soma Technologies and is used extensively in professional sport and the military, to increase cognitive and physical performance.

Cognitive Science. New Limits.

The Soma Technologies platform is utilised by top universities around the world for research in cognitive performance to push the limits of human potential.

The Most Comprehensive System.

Soma NPT is the mobile cognitive training tool that connects to Soma Analytics, where teams and coaches can create dynamic, engaging, data driven cognitive training programmes.

Soma NPT Key Features

  • Train anywhere anytime
  • Integrate easily with an athletes current training regime
  • Receive custom plans directly to multiple devices (custom plans are linked to an athletes Soma ID)
  • View data trends
  • View baseline reports
  • View percentile breakdown reports per cognitive task

What is the difference between Soma NPT & Soma Analytics?

Soma NPT

The mobile cognitive training tool where the training is performed.

Soma Analytics

The neural engine behind Soma NPT connecting clubs,teams and coaches directly to their athletes. This is where the behind the scenes work happens, cognitive plans are designed and data is recorded and analysed.


Training Platform Comparison.

Here we breakdown what is on offer from each cognitive training platform.

Cognitive Tasks

How many cognitive tasks does the platform offer? Can these tasks be manipulated to vary load and intensity and add interest to the cognitive program?

Soma NPT

70+ Cognitive Tasks

Soma NPT provides over 70 cognitive tasks. Coaches, clubs and teams can monitor Minute on Minute (MoM) cognitive measures and manipulate the cognitive tasks with specialized training modes, task intensity and task duration.

Cambridge Cognition

25 Cognitive Tasks

Cognifit

50 Cognitive Tasks

Cognition Lab

30 Cognitive Tasks

Millisecond

70 Cognitive Tasks

Cognitive Measures

  • ✅ Soma NPT
  • ✅ Cambridge Cognition
  • ✅ Cognifit
  • ✅ Cognition Lab
  • ✅ Millisecond

Soma NPT provides the following cognitive measures.

  • Reaction Time
  • Speed
  • Variation
  • Accuracy
  • Rate of correct score (RCS)

Cognitive Measures Comparison

Alternative platforms provide the following cognitive measures.

Cambridge Cognition

Reaction Time, Accuracy

Cognifit

Unknown

Cognition Lab

Reaction Time, Accuracy

Millisecond

Reaction Time, Accuracy

Understanding your Athlete’s Cognitive Data.
Understanding your Athlete’s Cognitive Data.

Physiological Measures

  • ✅ Soma NPT
  • ❌ Cambridge Cognition
  • ❌ Cognifit
  • ❌Cognition Lab
  • ❌ Millisecond

Soma NPT provides the following physiological measures.

  • BPM
  • rMSSD
  • SDNN

Physiological Measures Comparison

Alternative platforms provide do not provide physiological measures.


Minute on Minute (MoM) data breakdowns

Minute on Minute (MoM) breakdowns enable you to monitor an athlete's cognitive and physiological measures over the duration of a cognitive task and help you to identify an athlete's cognitive and physiological breaking points.

  • ✅ Soma NPT
  • ❌ Cambridge Cognition
  • ❌ Cognifit
  • ❌Cognition Lab
  • ❌ Millisecond
Understanding Minute on Minute (MoM) Cognitive Data.
Minute on Minute MoM breakdowns enable you to monitor an athlete’s cognitive and physiological measures over the duration of a cognitive task and help you to identify an athlete’s cognitive and physiological breaking points.

Percentile Breakdown

Soma Analytics provides coaches with percentile breakdowns every time a cognitive task is performed so you can easily monitor trends over time.

  • ✅ Soma NPT
  • ❌ Cambridge Cognition
  • ❌ Cognifit
  • ❌Cognition Lab
  • ❌ Millisecond

Baseline Comparison

Soma Analytics takes the heavy work out of data analysis. With a few clicks you can produce baseline comparison results and send these directly into an athletes device.

  • ✅ Soma NPT
  • ❌ Cambridge Cognition
  • ❌ Cognifit
  • ❌Cognition Lab
  • ❌ Millisecond

Deep Insights

With Soma Analytics you can get deep insights into every cognitive task.

  • ✅ Soma NPT
  • ❌ Cambridge Cognition
  • ❌ Cognifit
  • ❌Cognition Lab
  • ❌ Millisecond

Dual Analytics System

Soma Analytics has a dual analytics system.

  • ✅ Soma NPT
  • ❌ Cambridge Cognition
  • ❌ Cognifit
  • ❌Cognition Lab
  • ❌ Millisecond

Live Mode

Live mode allows athletes to perform tasks on the go from the drill menu and this data is stored separately than plan mode. This ensures there is no data skewing.

  • ✅ Soma NPT
  • ❌ Cambridge Cognition
  • ❌ Cognifit
  • ❌Cognition Lab
  • ❌ Millisecond

Plan Mode

Plan mode data is stored specifically for that created plan. You can load previous plans easily if you want to re evaluate the data.

  • ✅ Soma NPT
  • ❌ Cambridge Cognition
  • ❌ Cognifit
  • ❌Cognition Lab
  • ❌ Millisecond

Mental Fatigue Scale

The rating of mental fatigue scale is used to assess an athlete's level of mental fatigue or tiredness upon completing a cognitive task.

This scale is useful when you want to know the extent to which a cognitive task produces mental fatigue in your athlete. This is important because this temporary state of mental tiredness is associated with impaired performance.

  • ✅ Soma NPT
  • ❌ Cambridge Cognition
  • ❌ Cognifit
  • ❌Cognition Lab
  • ❌ Millisecond

Fatigue Severity Scale

Visual analog scale to evaluate fatigue severity (VAS-F).

The Visual Scale to evaluate fatigue severity has been used to monitor an athletes mental fatigue levels. This combined with all the other metrics available to you, can assist you with load management.

  • ✅ Soma NPT
  • ❌ Cambridge Cognition
  • ❌ Cognifit
  • ❌Cognition Lab
  • ❌ Millisecond

Mental Effort Scale

The rating of mental effort scale is used to assess an athlete's mental effort during a cognitive task. This scale is useful for getting feedback from the athlete about the perceived demands of a cognitive task. It captures the mental workload, or the amount of mental resources, demanded by a cognitive task.

  • ✅ Soma NPT
  • ❌ Cambridge Cognition
  • ❌ Cognifit
  • ❌Cognition Lab
  • ❌ Millisecond

Perceived Exertion Scale

The rating of perceived exertion scale is used to assess an athlete's overall exertion during a cognitive task that captures how hard they feel they have been made to work. It is an integration of various central and peripheral feelings, such as sweating, breathing, and muscle tension.

This scale is useful for obtaining feedback from an athlete of how they are perceiving their exertion levels when performing a cognitive task. This scale is best used when the athlete is combining their physical and cognitive training.

  • ✅ Soma NPT
  • ❌ Cambridge Cognition
  • ❌ Cognifit
  • ❌Cognition Lab
  • ❌ Millisecond

Specialized Training Modes

Specialized training modes can be used to manipulate the cognitive training load on an athletes brain.

  • ✅ Soma NPT
  • ❌ Cambridge Cognition
  • ❌ Cognifit
  • ❌Cognition Lab
  • ❌ Millisecond

Specialized Training Modes

Audio | Visual Feedback Modes

Increase/decrease punishment sensitivity or reward sensitivity.

Error Detection Mode

Optimize error performance.

Consequence Mode

Increase punishment sensitivity.

Detection Response Task

Observe the attentional effects of cognitive load.

Time to Exhaustion Mode

Maintain high levels of attention.

Visual Percentile Feedback Mode

Response speed optimization.

Adaptive Mode

Titrate cognitive stress based on performance.

Heart Rate Zone Mode

Maintain a certain physical workload during cognitive training.

Cardiovascular Exertion Mode

Interactive heart rate mode.

Adaptive Heart Rate Zone Mode

Increase physical workload during cognitive training.

Adaptive Heart Rate Variability Mode

Titrate cognitive stress based on HRV.

Task Switching Mode

Rapidly and efficiently adapt to different stimuli.

Applying Specialized Training Modes | Soma Technologies
Learn what the specialized training modes are and how and why to implement them to enhance your athlete’s cognitive training experience.

Analytics Integration

Soma NPT integrated with Soma Analytics to provide a powerful cognitive performance solution. Soma Analytics is the driving force between Soma NPT.

  • ✅ Soma NPT
  • ❌ Cambridge Cognition
  • ❌ Cognifit
  • ❌Cognition Lab
  • ❌ Millisecond
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Pricing

Soma NPT

49 Swiss francs per month per athlete.

Soma NPT Analytics

149 Swiss francs per month to monitor an unlimited number of athletes.

CANTAB

Starts at $30000.00 USD, as a one-time payment.

Cognifit

  • 19.99 USD month/user
  • 48 USD per assessment

Cognition Lab

  • 129 USD month

Millisecond

  • Individual Licenses $395 USD 2 months
  • Individual Licenses $1395 USD 1 year

Soma Technologies

Additional Pricing Information

Soma NPT

49 Swiss francs per month per athlete.

Option One

Coaches can purchase Soma ID access for their athletes via Soma Analytics.

Option Two

Athletes can purchase access via the App Store and give the coach their 6 digit Soma ID to link to their coach's analytics.


Soma Analytics

Soma Analytics costs 149 Swiss francs per month for monitoring an unlimited number of athletes.

All subscriptions are month by month and can be canceled at any time. Clubs and teams who wish to purchase the technology for use with large numbers of athletes can contact us for quotes and invoicing for yearly subscriptions.


accounts@soma-npt.ch


As our system does not involve you purchasing and setting up hardware from us (such as lights or screens) the whole system is very portable and user-friendly. You can begin immediately, train anywhere and you can monitor your athlete's cognitive training plans even when you are not with them.


FAQs

Does Soma NPT run on iPad & iPhone?

Yes

Where is the data held?

All data is held encrypted on our servers in Switzerland.

What is a Soma ID?

A SOMA ID is a 6 digit code that gives access to Soma NPT.

This means that athletes can log in to Soma NPT from different devices. They can use their own device for remote training (if required) or they can sign in to a device at your training facility. As long as they are logged in with their own SOMA ID, their data will link to Soma Analytics.

Can I use one Soma ID for multiple users?

You will not be able to monitor individual data as all the data will be mixed. Using one Soma ID for multiple users is a breach of our terms and conditions and those found to be doing this will have their subscriptions canceled and may be banned from using Soma Technologies in the future.

Can I purchase Soma IDs for my athletes?

Yes, you can purchase Soma IDs via Soma Analytics and your athlete only needs to enter their 6 digit ID to enter Soma NPT.

Can my athlete purchase their own Soma ID?

Yes, if you would prefer this method your athlete can purchase their own Soma ID via the App Store and give you their Soma ID code to monitor and create their cognitive training, otherwise, you can purchase Soma ID access for them via Soma Analytics.

Do you offer a free trial?

We do not offer free trials for any of the Soma Technologies.


Alternative Cognitive Training Platforms

Cambridge Cognition

Cognitive assessment and neurotechnology products accelerating clinical development from proof of concept to post-marketing. They are leading providers of validated touchscreen cognitive tests for clinical trials developing medicines that are safe and effective in the human brain.

Pricing

CANTAB pricing starts at $30000.00 USD, as a one-time payment.

Cognifit

Cognitive is cognitive training product which focuses on a gamification style of cognitive training. They have a heavy focus on their diagnostic assessments for reading and writing, social relations, learning and development.

Pricing

  • 19.99 USD month/user
  • 48 USD per assessment

Cognition Lab

30+ pre-configured test paradigms or create your own test script to setup a web-based experiment.

Pricing

  • 129 USD month

Millisecond

Millisecond offers an extensive library of psychological testing paradigms for measuring and manipulating a broad range of psychological constructs.

Pricing

  • Individual Licenses $395 USD 2 months
  • Individual Licenses $1395 USD 1 year

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