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Bronze Medal: Dementia screening in 30 seconds with 1 simple drawing

Updated: May 4, 2021

"Dementia screening in 30 seconds with 1 simple drawing” by Professor Kelvin TSOI, was awarded Bronze Medal in the International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva 2021. Details of the project are as follows:

“It is a user-friendly and cost-effective dementia screening platform, where the presence of healthcare professionals is not necessary to conduct the screening test. The invention is a software component that can analyse real-time drawing behaviour change objectively in a clinically validated model which indicates corresponding brain activities to screen for dementia when a user draws a simple figure. It also minimises the time spent on a dementia screening test, with only 1-2 min in the drawing platform comparing to 20-30 min for a traditional paper-and-pencil test." Professor Kelvin TSOI Associate Professor The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care