New measurement methods for early detection of cognitive decline

Shadi Mahdiani, Juha Pärkkä, Mark van Gils, Jyrki Lötjönen

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    There is an urgent need to detect onset of dementia as early as possible, before e.g. symptoms of cognitive decline become obvious. To this end, we need novel biomarkers that can easily be measured outside the clinical setting and are inexpensive to obtain. We have developed several low-cost measurements: a web-based test, games and gait analysis methods. Initial analysis results show that these measurements have potential value for earlier detection of dementia-related diseases.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIkääntyminen ja teknologia
    EditorsJaana Leikas
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8613-4
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8612-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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    SeriesVTT Research Highlights


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