Is virtual reality the next frontier of Alzheimer’s diagnosis?

By Chiara Townley Fact checked by Jasmin Collier

New research that aimed to highlight the potential of new technologies to diagnose disease has suggested that virtual reality may play a crucial role in monitoring Alzheimer’s disease.

“We live in a world where mobile devices are almost ubiquitous, and so app-based approaches have the potential to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease at minimal extra cost and at a scale way beyond that of brain scanning and other current diagnostic approaches.”

Dennis Chan, Ph.D.

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