Validation of a wearable mechano-acoustic sensor platform for collecting speech, language, and social interaction data

Updated on 15 September 2020
cognitive impairment
mild cognitive impairment


This study is looking for people who live in the Evanston, IL, area and have mild cognitive impairment or mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s. The study is testing a new type of voice sensor.


Study schedule:
-There will be one study visit. It will take 1.5-2 hours.

Study activities may include:
-Completing a series of questionnaires.
-Doing speaking tasks, such as having a brief conversation, reading a passage, and telling a short story from a set of pictures.

Treatment or experiment details:
-The questionnaires will be about mood, depression, loneliness, and communication difficulties.
During the speaking task, your voice will be recorded in two ways:
-Using a new kind of voice sensor; and
-Using traditional recording devices such as a microphone, laptop, and handheld audio recorder.
-There is no treatment being tested in this study.
-The study is interested in whether the new kind of voice sensor is more effective than standard devices. This could help with diagnosing problems that could be related to speech.

Condition Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment
Clinical Study IdentifierTX249203
Last Modified on15 September 2020


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Inclusion Criteria

You could be eligible for this study if
You are between the ages of 21 and 90
You live near the Evanston, IL, area
English is your first language
You have mild cognitive impairment or mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s
You have a ‘study partner’—a family member, friend, or caregiver—who would be willing to accompany you on study visits
You may not be eligible for this study if
You have a significant neurological or psychiatric condition
You have a significant impairment of your eyesight or hearing, even with glasses or hearing aids
You have difficulty speaking
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Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

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If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

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Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

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