Buenaventura IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Early Physical Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease using smartphones in telemedicine networks
Boguslaw Kuszta, Center for Clinical Neuroengineering in Lublin, Poland

Wednesday, April 30 2014 7 PM
CLU - Ahmanson Science Building

In order to successfully fight Alzheimer's Disease (AD), it is necessary to diagnose a person's predilection towards the disease, approximately thirty years in advance, prior to any clinical symptoms. Anyone who has increased risk factors for the disease should perform such a diagnosis. 

The diagnosis is performed by measurement of a single drop of blood drawn from a person's finger. However, the process needs to be performed over 30-45 consecutive days. The most practical solution is to perform the measurements at home using a sensor that is connected to a home computer, or a smartphone. All the necessary technological tools already exist, and such a method of testing is widely accepted by the public via blood sugar testing by diabetics. The only missing component is the organization of a telemedical network.

Boguslaw Kuszta Ph.D.,D.Sc.

Boguslaw Kuszta ,Ph.D., D.Sc. taught electronics and control theory at Warsaw Technical University, Poland, 1968-1975. In 1980 he came to California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, as a Visiting Faculty and in 1988 he became a Director of Undergraduate Laboratory in Chemical Engineering Department, Caltech. Dr. Kuszta retired at 2002 but three years later became the Director of the Center for Clinical Neuroengineering in Lublin, Poland.

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