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The voice detective: Fellows Friday with Max Little, whose Parkinson’s Voice Initiative took off after his TED TalkThe voice detective: Fellows Friday with Max Little, whose Parkinson’s Voice Initiative took off after his TED Talk

Posted By Karen Eng

At TEDGlobal 2012, Max Little (watch his TED Talk) asked the public to contribute voice samples to the Parkinson’s Voice Initiative, a data-gathering project that aims to help develop a way to diagnose the neurological disease quickly, non-invasively and in its early stages. If it succeeds, it could change the quality of care for Parkinson’s […]

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In Short: Parkinson’s Voice Initiative reaches 10K calls, as a restaurant asks you to check your phoneIn Short: Parkinson’s Voice Initiative reaches 10K calls, as a restaurant asks you to check your phone

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Max Little, who gave the recent talk “A test for Parkinson’s with a phone call,” let us know that the Parkinson’s Voice Initiative has reached its goal of collecting 10,000 voice samples — which they needed to ensure the accuracy of their over-the-phone test for the disease. “It’s probably the fastest ever, large-scale Parkinson’s study,” […]

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8 diagnostic tests we could have at our disposal in the near future8 diagnostic tests we could have at our disposal in the near future

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In yesterday’s TEDTalk, Max Little explained how a 30-second phone call could soon be a diagnostic test for Parkinson’s disease, thanks to 7,500 people who’ve placed calls from around the world to ensure the technology’s accuracy. (See how you can get involved at ParkinsonsVoice.org.) This brings up an interesting question — what other medical tests […]

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UPDATE: Parkinson’s Voice Initiative more than 50% completed, thanks to youUPDATE: Parkinson’s Voice Initiative more than 50% completed, thanks to you

Posted By Karen Eng

In this video, Karen Eng speaks with MIT postdoc and TED Fellow Max Little, who on the opening Monday of TEDGlobal 2012 announced the launch of the Parkinson’s Voice Initiative — a voice-data gathering project that could lead to the development of early detection, better treatment and cure of the disease. In this interview, Max […]