Can Motion Sensors Predict Dementia?

Jun 18, 2007 By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer
Can Motion Sensors Predict Dementia? (AP)
Elaine Bloomquist looks down at a sensor attached to her refrigerator in her home Monday, June 18, 2007, in Milwaukie, Ore. Tiny motion sensors are attached to the walls, doorways and even the refrigerator of Elaine Bloomquist's home, tracking the seemingly healthy 86-year-old\'s daily activity. It's like spying in the name of science with her permission to see if round-the-clock tracking of elderly people's movements can provide early clues of impending Alzheimer's disease. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

(AP) -- Tiny motion sensors are attached to the walls, doorways and even the refrigerator of Elaine Bloomquist's home, tracking the seemingly healthy 86-year-old's daily activity.



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