Group meeting on March 19, 2021

Meeting using Zoom Attendees: Dr. Liang, Dr. Batsis, Dr. Roth, Dr. Kotz, Dr. MacWhinney, Tiffany, Youxiang We have discussed the project progress, including: We have collected 11 VAS data from onsite in-lab evaluation and 56 VAS data from virtual in-lab evaluation. We plan to recruit patients with dementia from our DH site for the restContinue reading “Group meeting on March 19, 2021”

(Related) News of Smart Speaker

2021/3. Proof-of-concept system turns smart speakers into contactless heart rhythm monitors 2021/2 Efficacy of Smart Speaker–Based Metamemory Training in Older Adults: Case-Control Cohort Study 2020/11. Amazon releases new Alexa features allowing families to monitor seniors living alone 2020/8. Amazon Alexa & Oral-B ink deal for voice-integrated toothbrush system 2018/6. In-Depth: Voice, independence-focused technologies drive agingContinue reading “(Related) News of Smart Speaker”

Exploring Deep Transfer Learning Techniques for Alzheimer’s Dementia Detection

Youxiang Zhu, Xiaohui Liang, John A. Batsis, and Robert M. Roth Examination of speech datasets for detecting dementia, collected via various speech tasks, has revealed links between speech and cognitive abilities. However, the speech dataset available for this research is extremely limited because the collection process of speech and baseline data from patients with dementia in clinical settingsContinue reading “Exploring Deep Transfer Learning Techniques for Alzheimer’s Dementia Detection”

Research Update on March 8

We have recruited a total of 61 patients, including 30 Healthy Controls (HC), 31 Mild Cognitive Impairments (MCI), and 1 Dementia. Our team recently have finished the following works. Xiaohui Liang, John Batsis, Youxiang Zhu, Tiffany Driesse, Robert Roth, David Kotz, and Brian MacWhinney, “Evaluating Voice-Assistant Commands for Dementia Detection.” Youxiang Zhu, Xiaohui Liang, JohnContinue reading “Research Update on March 8”

Medical Monitor Meeting on Oct. 26, 2020

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

Team meeting on Sept. 11, 2020

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

Dr. John A. Batsis moved to UNC

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”