imagine if typing could be the window to the health of your brain
We've found rich information hidden in the way our fingers interact with smart devices, that allows for motor impairment tracking and potentially early detection of neurodegenerative disease onset.
We are developing an algorithm to detect the subtle psychomotor impairment typical of these diseases by analysing the timing of keystrokes! No information of what you are typing is captured. No hardware changes required.
Improved screening and treatment monitoring at this stage could increase life expectancy, reduce the likelihood of hip fractures and admissions to skilled nursing facilities and increase the quality of life for Parkinson's suffereres
It will enable future neuro-protective treatments to significantly slow the disease, as indicated by experimental studies.
The population to screen and follow is extremely large. We need a measurement that has high compliance, can be performed continuously, can be massively deployed and does not interfere with the daily workflow.