Dementia is a devastating neurodegenerative disease that causes tremendous suffering for patients and their families. The disease’s relentless progression leads to a loss of all mental abilities, making patients completely dependent on constant care and supervision. The worldwide costs for dementia care are projected to increase to around €2 trillion in 2030. Even though the disease is incurable, there are treatments that can postpone mental decline if started early. However, current diagnostic methods, either cannot detect early brain changes, are too expensive, or invasive.
We propose a novel approach for early dementia diagnosis that uses electroencephalography (EEG) - measuring the electrical activity of the brain. This approach has enormous potential if properly utilized. We are therefore developing a lightweight, mobile, easy-to-use EEG for early dementia diagnosis powered by our proprietary and automatic signal processing.