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Google Glass may help detect brain disorders like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's at early stage

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India TV News Desk, New Delhi [Published on:25 Nov 2016, 14:58:51]

Google Glass could be useful in identifying Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and other brain disorders at an early stage.

Some Russian scientists at Tomsk Polytechnic University and the Siberian State Medical University are using Google Glass to develop a new "virtual testing" model that may help doctors in identifying various brain disorders.


 

The researchers working on this project believe that the new "virtual testing" model will help identify an individual's predisposition to certain brain diseases at an early stage and may even be used for testing children who are five years of age and older.

During the experiment, the doctors analysed the participants' movements in virtual reality provided by a Google Glass headset, an optical display in the form of eyeglasses, 'RBTH Daily' reported.

"They evaluated the condition of the muscles (EMG), the brain (EEG) and the vestibular system. There is a difference between the vestibular system's reaction in healthy people and that in sick people," said Ivan Tolmachev, one of the model's developers.

The test was conducted on 70 people: 30 healthy individuals, 20 Parkinson's patients and 20 people suffering from sclerosis.

In the next stage, the researchers plan to develop an industrial sample of the virtual model, which would mean creating a certain type of software.

(With PTI inputs)

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