Joyita Dutta, UMass Amherst.

MassAITC Cohort: Year 2 (AD/ADRD)

This academic-industrial partnership between UMass Amherst and CGX Systems will develop AI techniques for sleep staging in seniors (>65 years) using multimodal data from two wearable devices. We will validate a wearable EEG headband and a smartwatch for sleep staging and characterization in the elderly. Sleep disturbances are among the earliest observable symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). While many wearables are available for sleep monitoring, most studies are based on young subjects. Our work will impact early identification of seniors at risk of AD, opening up a large elderly market for wearable devices like EEG headbands and smartwatches.