The digital handle will allow to diagnose brain diseases at early stages
Million people suffer from various diseases of a brain and the central nervous system, such, for example, as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s illness. And while one scientists try to find medicine for these diseases, others try to create a way of earlier diagnosing of syndromes of these diseases at patients. One of such ways was offered by researchers of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Staff of Laboratory of a computer science and researches in the field of artificial intelligence (CSAIL) suggested to use the special digital handle which can quickly and with high precision to define, whether there are at the person writing by it syndromes of this or that disease of nervous system. As such handle it was used already existing in the Anoto Live Pen market. In fact, this method – only advanced and partly automated way of check of patients by means of tests during which they are offered to draw, for example, the dial of hours and to place on its perimeter of figure.
The special video camera tracing the provision of the writing tip and a sheet of paper with frequency of 80 frames per second is built in the Anoto Live Pen handle. Software specially written for the handle allows to trace the slightest signs of early syndromes of several serious diseases of a brain and the central nervous system of the person. Certainly, the final diagnosis is taken out by the professional doctor, but experts already noted high efficiency and accuracy of this way of testing of patients.
At present experts of CSAIL bring final strokes in the interface of the software thanks to what the neurologists interested in it from the numerous medical centers and hospitals can use their development. Early diagnostics of so serious diseases will help to help as soon as possible to patients necessary for them, considerably having facilitated a clinical course.