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Sensors Embedded in Everyday Life Might Spot Dementia Early
Diagnosing dementia early is both important and difficult. Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientist Anind Dey thinks he's found a better way. By embedding motion-detecting sensors in domestic objects, such as coffee machines and pill boxes, Dey can make informational representations of people performing everyday tasks. Doctors can then look at that data for subtle changes suggesting mental decline.
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012, 8:25am