New artificial intelligence tool may spot Alzheimer’s sooner

Artificial intelligence tool - Alzheimer's Disease

This language processing tool could help to provide earlier diagnoses mental degenerative diseases. Researchers at Boston University have developed a new artificial intelligence tool that they say has the potential to help with earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other mental degenerative diseases. The AI software can be used for detecting cognitive impairments and spot Alzheimer’s earlier. The researchers published their findings in The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. Within their paper, they indicated that their artificial intelligence tool uses a machine learning computational model that can use audio recordings…

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Virtual reality technology could boost multiple sclerosis rehabilitation therapies

Virtual reality technology - Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers are conducting a study to determine how beneficial the VR tech will be to MS patients. Kessler Foundation scientists recently published an article in which they advocated for working virtual reality technology into certain more conventional multiple sclerosis therapies to help to boost their effectiveness. The researchers offered a conceptual framework to support the use of VR tech for cognitive rehabilitation. The researchers discussed a way of using traditional cognitive rehabilitation and exercise training along with virtual reality technology. They theorized that this combination would strengthen the impact of…

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Fitbit introduces new Sleep Animals feature to wearer profiles

Sleep Animals - People Sleeping wearing trackers

The fitness tracker wearers will be assigned a designation based on their typical sleeping patterns. Fitbit has announced that it is adding a new feature to its user profiles, which will include Sleep Animals that will be assigned to users based on their typical sleep cycles. The designation is meant to help people to better understand the type of sleeper they are. The Google-owned fitness tracking company is rolling out an overall profile for sleepers that is aimed at making it easier for people to understand their overnight rest data…

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Stroke detecting and preventing AI technology wins national award

AI Technology - Medical Research

The tech was developed by a PhD grad conducting medical research following the death of her grandfather. PhD grad from Montreal Canada, Karina Gasbarrino has won a Mitacs Social Entrepreneurship Award for her development of AI technology that can both prevent and detect strokes. The artificial intelligence Gasbarrino developed was the result of a decade of research. Gasbarrino’s own grandfather died of a stroke more than ten years ago, at which time she decided to research the subject. Throughout that time, she worked to create the AI technology that would…

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AI technology could help physicians to make mental health diagnoses

AI Technology - Medical Diagnosis

The artificial intelligence has a great deal of potential, though experts say clinicians should use it with caution. A new form of AI technology has been developed by Emilia Molimpakis at University College London, in Canada, following the attempted suicide of a friend. The technology was created to help fill mental health treatment gaps. Molimpakis is a postdoctoral neuroscience researcher and co-found Thymia. That AI technology uses video games to collect patient information about the way they interact with their screens. From there, it helps to interpret whether the patient…

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