Smartphone-derived cognitive function biomarkers

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Mindstrong Health, led by Paul Dagum and Tom Insel, has completed a study suggesting that passive measures from smartphone use could be a continuous ecological surrogate for laboratory-based neuropsychological assessment.

Smartphone use of 27 subjects who had received a gold standard neuropsychological assessment was analyzed for 7 days.

Digital biomarkers with high correlations (p < 10−4) for working memory, memory, executive function, language, and intelligence  were identified.

Click to view Tom Insel discussing digital biomarkers at ApplySci’s Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech conference at the MIT Media Lab in September, 2017


Announcing ApplySci’s 9th Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech Boston conference.  September 25, 2018 at the MIT Media Lab.