Scales

RME, RMF, RPE

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Soma Analytics allows you to apply scales that users will complete after performing a task. You have the option to apply no scales or to use all available scales. After each task, the user will submit their response, which will be stored for that specific task. These scales can be used to gather additional information about how the individual perceived the task.

RME:

Rating of 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.

RMF:

Rating of Mental Fatigue
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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.

RPE:

Rating of Perceived Exertion
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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 perceive their exertion levels when performing a cognitive task. This scale is best used when the athlete is combining their physical and cognitive training.

Acronym

Name

Description

RME

Rating of Mental Effort

Used to assess an athlete's mental effort during a cognitive task. It captures the mental workload, or the amount of mental resources, demanded by a cognitive task. Useful for feedback on perceived demands.

RMF

Rating of Mental Fatigue

Used to assess an athlete's level of mental fatigue or tiredness upon completing a cognitive task. Provides insights on the extent to which a cognitive task produces mental fatigue. Important as this state is linked to impaired performance.

RPE

Rating of Perceived Exertion

Used to assess an athlete's overall exertion during a cognitive task, capturing feelings like sweating, breathing, and muscle tension. Offers feedback on perceived exertion levels, especially when combining physical and cognitive training.


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