CogniDecline : tracking mobile interaction for cognitive assessment

Wohlfahrt-Laymann, Jan (2017) CogniDecline : tracking mobile interaction for cognitive assessment.

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Abstract:With our rapidly ageing population, mental disorders associated to ageing are becoming more prevalent. Cognitive impairments, such as dementia can cause severe problems in daily life. Currently diagnosis of cognitive impairment is performed through medical assessments after potential symptoms have been detected. Technical approaches may be able to provide more immediate and continuous assessment which could allow for much earlier diagnosis of mental disorders. However, technical approaches currently focus primarily on biomedical factors which could influence the risk and therefore are difficult to compare to the clinical questionnaire-based approaches in medical assessments. This paper shall provide a way of integrating traditional forms of assessment digitally with technical forms of assessment using biosensory data on a smartphone. This paper is accompanied by the development of a plugin for the AWARE application for Android smartphones, which allows for the digitalisation of clinical cognitive assessment tests. With our rapidly ageing population, mental disorders associated to ageing are becoming more prevalent. Cognitive impairments, such as dementia can cause severe problems in daily life. Currently diagnosis of cognitive impairment is performed through medical assessments after potential symptoms have been detected. Technical approaches may be able to provide more immediate and continuous assessment which could allow for much earlier diagnosis of mental disorders. However, technical approaches currently focus primarily on biomedical factors which could influence the risk and therefore are difficult to compare to the clinical questionnaire-based approaches in medical assessments. This paper shall provide a way of integrating traditional forms of assessment digitally with technical forms of assessment using biosensory data on a smartphone. This paper is accompanied by the development of a plugin for the AWARE application for Android smartphones, which allows for the digitalisation of clinical cognitive assessment tests.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:44 medicine, 54 computer science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73360
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