Meeting using Zoom Attendees: Dr. Liang, Dr. Batsis, Dr. Roth, Dr. Stark, Tiffany Driesse, Dr. Alvin McKelvy (NIH), and Dr. Yuan Luo (NIH) We have discussed the medical monitor report, including: Project Organizational Chart Purpose of the Study Projected Timetable and Schedule Study Status Recruitment and Participant Status Safety Assessments for all participants
Meeting using Zoom Attendees: Dr. Liang, Dr. Batsis, Dr. Roth, Dr. MacWhinney, Dr. Kotz, Youxiang We have discussed: Year-1 progress Year-2 plan and timeline IRB submission at UNC Recruitment at UNC in late September/early October Meeting with Safety Officer in the late October Progress on technical ideas General discussion on data collection and analysis
Our team member Dr. John A. Batsis has started his new position at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill on September 1, 2020. We plan to finish the in-lab evaluation at UNC in year 2, i.e., before May 30, 2021, and start the in-home evaluation in January 2021. John A. Batsis, MD, FACP, AGSF,Continue reading “Dr. John A. Batsis moved to UNC”
We have participated in the ADReSS 2020 challenge. Check our recent paper “Exploiting Fully Convolutional Network and Visualization Techniques on Spontaneous Speech for Dementia Detection” at https://arxiv.org/abs/2008.07052.
In May 2020, Dr. Aleksandra C. Stark joined our team as the safety officer. She will perform data and safety monitoring activities in our study.
We began a very successful recruitment in March 2020. We enrolled 14 participants and had 11 participants onsite for data collection from March 2-12. Our initial goal for the recruitment process was to have the in-lab recruitment (n=90) finished by summer 2020, which was about six-month earlier than our plan in the proposal. However, theContinue reading “In-lab evaluation at DH”
January – Februray, 2020 – Our project has been reported by EurekAlert! “New research utilizes voice assistant systems for early detection of cognitive decline.” Seacoastonline “Can Alexa help doctors detect the onset of dementia?“ CBS Boston “New England Researchers Hope Voice Assistants Can Spot Signs Of Dementia.“ AI-in-Healthcare “Can Alexa spot signs of cognitive decline?“Continue reading “Press”
September 17, 2019 – Dr. Liang (PI) from University of Massachusetts Boston and Dr. Batsis and Dr. Roth (Co-Is) from Dartmouth-Hitchcock receive a four-year, nearly $1.2 million NIH/NIA R01 grant “SCH: INT: Collaborative Research: Exploiting Voice Assistant Systems for Early Detection of Cognitive Decline” 2019-2023.