Firms Race to Find New Ways to Scan Brain Health
“How consistently you type on a keyboard and the way you use your smartphone may one day tell your doctor — or someone else, like your employer — if your brain is ailing.
Right now, doctors generally rely on questionnaires about a person’s symptoms and written challenges like drawing a clock to begin to home in on brain diseases like depression and dementia. New technologies would replace these with passive monitoring of things like computer or smartphone use, or even changes to a person’s brain waves, to detect brain changes consistent with diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, PTSD, depression, and injuries like a concussion.” Keep reading article over at WebMD
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