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Voice Algorithms Spot Parkinson's Disease 42

another random user writes "Mathematician Max Little discovered that Parkinson's symptoms can be detected by computer algorithms that analyze voice recordings. Now he is looking for volunteers to contribute to a vast voice bank to help the database to learn even more. He is aiming to record up to 10,000 voices and has set up local numbers in 10 countries around the world."
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Voice Algorithms Spot Parkinson's Disease

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  • Really exciting (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Greenspark (2652053) on Monday June 25, 2012 @01:16PM (#40440705)
    This is fascinating! I wonder if this will prove to not only identify patients currently expressing symptoms, but have a predictive quality for determining who will suffer from the disease before other tools can detect it. Having an earlier look at patients and charting the developments in their brain would really improve doctors' understanding and probably advance research into treatments quite a bit! if voice can be found to accurately indicate or even predict a disease like parkinsons... what else can it demonstrate? This might be the beginning of a new form of diagnostic sciences.
  • How about Hitler? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by T.E.D. (34228) on Monday June 25, 2012 @01:57PM (#40441325)

    It has been speculated that he suffered from Parkingsons [stackexchange.com]. There's certianly plenty of voice recordings of him, covering many years of activity. This ought to be a great way to test both the software and the theories.

    ps. Sorry for Godwining the story so early

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