Development of Android Apps for Cognitive Assessment of Dementia and Delirium

Weir, Alexander James ;   Paterson, Craig ;   Tieges, Zoe ;   MacLullich, Alasdair Maurice Joseph ;   Parra, Mario A ;   Della Sala, Sergio ;   Logie, Robert

The next generation of medical technology applications for hand-held portable platforms will provide a core change in performance and sophistication, transforming the way health care professionals interact with patients. This advance is particularly apparent in the delivery of cognitive patient assessments, where smartphones and tablet computers are being used to assess complex neurological conditions to provide objective, accurate and reproducible test results. This paper reports on two such applications (apps) that have been developed to assist healthcare professionals with the detection and diagnosis of dementia and delirium.