Enabling remote assessment of cognitive behavior through mobile experience sampling

Jan Wohlfahrt-Laymann, Hermie Hermens, Claudia Villalonga, Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten, Oresti Banos

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    Abstract

    Cognitive decline is among the normal processes of ageing, involving problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment, happening at different times and affecting people’s live to a significant extent. Traditional clinical methods for cognitive assessment are conducted by experts once first symptoms appear. Mobile technologies can help supporting more immediate, continuous and ubiquitous measurements, thus potentially allowing for much earlier diagnosis of cognitive disorders. We present in this paper a digital mobile tool to administer cognitive tests in the form of multimedia experience sampling methods (ESM), which can run on a smartphone and can be scheduled and assessed remotely. The tool integrates digital cognitive ESM with passive sensor data that can be used to study the interplay of cognition and physical, social and emotional behaviours. We implement the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) test, a clinical questionnaire extensively used to assess cognitive disorders, in order to showcase the possibilities offered by the proposed tool. Initial usability results show the tool to be perceived simple, easy and accessible for cognitively unimpaired persons.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event2nd International Workshop on Emotion Awareness for Pervasive Computing with Mobile and Wearable Devices, EmotionAware 2018 - Athens, Greece
    Duration: 19 Mar 201823 Mar 2018
    Conference number: 2

    Conference

    Conference2nd International Workshop on Emotion Awareness for Pervasive Computing with Mobile and Wearable Devices, EmotionAware 2018
    Abbreviated titleEmotionAware
    CountryGreece
    CityAthens
    Period19/03/1823/03/18

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    Wohlfahrt-Laymann, J., Hermens, H., Villalonga, C., Vollenbroek-Hutten, M., & Banos, O. (2018). Enabling remote assessment of cognitive behavior through mobile experience sampling. Paper presented at 2nd International Workshop on Emotion Awareness for Pervasive Computing with Mobile and Wearable Devices, EmotionAware 2018, Athens, Greece.