Intel funds Oregon project
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Feb. 19, 2007
The Oregon Health & Science University has received $1 million from Intel Corp. to research and develop behavioral marker technologies to aid in early detection of and intervention for age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's, dementia and Parkinson's disease. Researchers will share their findings with Intel, which has targeted the health care industry as a key area in terms of revenue growth.
A spokeswoman for Intel said research will look at, for example, cell phones that pick up subtle changes in a person's voice that could be signs of early-stage neurological disorders; sensors that can help track a person's movements to reduce the risks of a fall; and computer games that help test for cognitive disorders.
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