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

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

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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 []

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

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

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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,” []

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

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

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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 []