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P.A.R.T. Utilities

Useful documentation and files for working with P.A.R.T.

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Welcome to our application for Portable Automated Rapid Testing (PART), a program designed to assess auditory processing abilities across a wide range of tasks. We are grateful to the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs for supporting the development of this application and the many studies on which it is based.

PART was designed to allow users to perform high-quality assessments of auditory processing abilities in a wide variety of settings. We believe that the nervous system processes sound in many complex ways and that hearing health is best described in terms of how well a listener is able to make use of the multiple dimensions on which sounds can vary.

This application includes a wide variety of auditory tasks, all of which have been shown to have utility in assessing auditory function in the laboratory. The set of tasks were chosen by the PART development team, which is led by Frederick J. Gallun at the Oregon Health & Science University, David Eddins at the University of South Florida, and Aaron Seitz at the University of California Riverside (UCR). The program is a production of the UCR Brain Game Center, a research unit focused on brain fitness methods and applications.

We’d also like to introduce BGC Science, an automated, subject-oriented version of PART, designed to simplify remote testing, opening the door for complete subject-driven testing. Any test designed in PART will work in BGC Science.

Guides

PARTial Programming Guide Website (PDF) - A guide that goes over the basics of designing an experiment in PART.

PART Scripting Guide Website (PDF) - A guide that goes over the features of the optional scripting language that can be used to customize test batteries in PART.

PART Multiburst Very Rough Guide (PDF) - A temporary placeholder document, taken from email correspondence, describing the behavior of the parameters in the Multiburst stimulus.

PART Builds

Current Version: 2.5.3
Updated: 4/29/22

Apple App Store (iOS)
Google Play Store (Android)
Microsoft Store (Windows)
Windows Build
MacOS Build
Android APK

PART Build Archive

BGC Science Builds

Current Version: 2.5.3
Updated: 4/29/22

Apple App Store (iOS)
Google Play Store (Android)
Microsoft Store (Windows)
Windows Build
MacOS Build
Android APK

BGC Science Build Archive

Papers

Development and validation of Portable Automated Rapid Testing (PART) measures for auditory research

Portable Automated Rapid Testing (PART) for auditory research: Validation in a normal hearing population

Comparing spatial release from masking using traditional methods and Portable Automated Rapid Testing (PART) iPad App

Portable Automated Rapid Testing (PART) of auditory processing abilities in young normally- hearing listeners: A remotely administered replication with participant-owned devices

Portable Automated Rapid Testing (PART) for auditory assessment: Validation in a young adult normal-hearing population

Presentations

Describing, diagnosing, and treating auditory processing abilities and disabilities in adults

Posters

Portable Automated Rapid Testing (PART) Measures for Auditory Research

Development and validation of a portable platform for auditory testing