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.
|Title of host publication||Ikääntyminen ja teknologia|
|Place of Publication||Helsinki|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Series||VTT Research Highlights|
Mahdiani, S., Pärkkä, J., van Gils, M., & Lötjönen, J. (2017). New measurement methods for early detection of cognitive decline. In J. Leikas (Ed.), Ikääntyminen ja teknologia (pp. 12-17). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Research Highlights, No. 14 https://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/researchhighlights/2017/R14.pdf