COMPutational Assessment of Stroke Survivors Prototype (COMPASS-proto)
A project led by Dr Bahman Merheidari at University of Sheffield.
This project aims to create an easy-to-use cognitive assessment tool specifically designed for the needs of stroke survivors. It will be based on our stratification tool COCOA (COmputational COgnitive Assessment), developed for detecting early signs of dementia. The tool uses automatic analysis of conversations that patients have with an on-screen digital doctor. The patients’ speech is analysed for signs of cognitive decline using speech technology. We have demonstrated high stratification accuracy in distinguishing between healthy controls, people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and people with Alzheimer’s disease. Feedback suggests that patients find the system straightforward and pleasant to use.
This project will adapt our digital doctor’s questions to target vascular cognitive impairment, especially executive dysfunction, neglect and dysphasia. We will create an online version to enable home-based testing.