Wearable to spot Alzheimer's being developed

Wearable to spot Alzheimer's being developed

Publication Title
BBC News
Publication/Creation Date
February 13 2020
Jane Wakefield (creator)
Alzheimer's Research UK (contributor)
Carol Routledge (contributor)
Bill Gates (contributor)
The Alan Turing Institute (contributor)
Chris Holmes (contributor)
Persuasive Intent

An ambitious project to develop a wearable device to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease has been launched. The Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases (Edon) is being spearheaded by charity Alzheimer's Research UK. It will initially analyse data from continuing studies into the disease, using artificial intelligence. And this data will be used to design a prototype device within three years. 

The initiative has been partly funded by Bill Gates.

HCI Platform
Location on Body

Date archived
February 14 2020
Last edited
February 14 2020
How to cite this entry
Jane Wakefield. (February 13 2020). "Wearable to spot Alzheimer's being developed". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation BBC. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4287