Global initiative to use wearables detect Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched an initiative to revolutionise the early detection of diseases like Alzheimer’s. The project will harness and analyse a wealth of digital data to develop signatures of disease – or “fingerprints” – that can be then detected using wearable technologies, such as smart watches.

The collaboration aims to raise up to £100m of investment by 2030 to build and trial its diagnostic device on a large scale. Bill Gates and Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation, are early investors.

Diseases like Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, start to develop in the brain up to two decades before symptoms of dementia begin to show. Researchers worldwide now agree that future treatments and preventions will have greatest benefit when given as early as possible in the disease.

Find out more on the Alzheimer Research UK website.

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