Diagnosing dementia: an artificial intelligence-based visual test

Written by Jennifer Straiton (Future Science Group)

Since it was first diagnosed by Dr Alzheimer in 1907, diagnosis of dementia has not changed; doctors asked memory questions then as they do now. In a revolutionary approach, the company Cognetivity (London, UK) have created a new test for detecting dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by focusing on image cognition and the brain’s ability to analyze visual information. Using artificial intelligence (AI) technology they have produced an app that can determine whether a person has, or is at risk of developing, dementia in only 5 minutes. By measuring attention to detail, speed and accuracy the test can generate a score...

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