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Smart devices can spot signs of dementia

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A study suggest that Apple Inc devices , in combination with digital apps, could differentiate people with mild Alzheimer’s disease dementia and those without symptoms.

Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly said on Thursday that early results from a study suggest that Apple Inc devices, including the iPhone, in combination with digital apps could differentiate people with mild Alzheimer’s disease dementia and those without symptoms.

The study, tested in 113 participants over the age of 60, was conducted by Apple with Eli Lilly and Evidation Health. The Apple devices were used along with the Beddit sleep monitoring device and digital apps.

The participants were asked to answer two one-question surveys daily as well as perform simple activities every two weeks, such as dragging one shape to the other and tapping a circle as fast as possible.

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