Novel fast and affordable dementia diagnosis
Dementia is a devastating neurodegenerative disease whose progression leads to a loss of all mental abilities, making patients completely dependent on constant care. The disease is incurable, however there are treatments that, if prescribed early, are capable of postponing the patient's mental decline for a few years. Current diagnostics either cannot detect early brain changes or are too expensive and invasive to be available for large-scale early application, delaying the diagnosis time and making treatment much less effective. The EU-funded BTD project supports development of a novel early dementia diagnosis by using electroencephalography. The project proposes a mobile, easy-to-use device for dementia onset diagnosis. The most challenging and critical part of the project includes the design of the algorithm that calculates recorded brain signal data and returns a simple score as a marker that indicates if a person is suffering from dementia.
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- /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/neurology/epilepsy
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