The first cohort of seven MassAITC pilot projects has been announced. Details for the selected MassAITC projects are available here: The list of selected pilot projects is also included below. The full MassAITC press release is available here. The next MassAITC pilot project competition is expected to open in May 2023. See the a2 Pilot Awards website for more details on the next pilot competition as well as the list of all Year 1 pilot projects funded by the a2 Collective centers.

  • Testing a vocal biomarker platform for remote detection and monitoring of cognitive impairment in the home environment Erik Larsen (Sonde Health Inc.), Bradford Dickerson, Bonnie Wang (Massachusetts General Hospital)
  • Developing real-world digital biomarkers from wearable sensors in Alzheimer’s disease, Jen Blankenship (VivoSense Inc.), Michael Busa (UMass Amherst)
  • Vascular aging using infrasonic hemodynography embedded into everyday earbuds, Anna Barnacka (MindMics Inc.)
  • Detecting frailty in home environments through non-invasive whole room body heat sensing in older adults, Amanda Paluch (UMass Amherst), Dae Hyun Kim (Hebrew SeniorLife), Rags Gupta (Butlr Technologies Inc.)
  • Smartphone blood pressure monitoring for healthy aging, Edward Wang, Alison Moore (University of California San Diego)
  • Sensor-guided psychopharmacology in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Ipsit Vahia, Rachel Sava (McLean Hospital)
  • Early acute illness detection in delirium and dementia, Jane Saczynski (Northeastern University), Edward Marcantonio (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)