Parkinson’s is a degenerative disorder that targets the central nervous system, causing tremors, shaking, stiff muscles and otherwise limited mobility. Unfortunately there is no cure, nor can it be detected via blood tests. However it can be detected via our voices, which is why TED fellow and mathematician Max Little has developed an algorithm that will help detect Parkinson’s in a person simply by making a phone call. The phone call will listen to the caller’s voice and will run it through the algorithm. However in order to make the algorithm more accurate and have a wider database in which they can compare it with, Little is currently seeking help by asking volunteers to place a simple phone call. In the meantime you can check out the video above for more information on Little’s project, or you can also pop on over to his website for the details and to see what else he is working on.
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