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 typeNot Eligible

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SeriesVTT Research Highlights

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