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Max Little:
A test for Parkinson's with a phone call

TEDGlobal 2012 · 6:04 · Filmed Jun 2012
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Max Little: A test for Parkinson's with a phone call
6:04 · Filmed June 2012 at TEDGlobal 2012 · Subtitles available in 34 languages

Parkinson’s disease affects 6.3 million people worldwide, causing weakness and tremors, but there's no objective way to detect it early on. Yet. Applied mathematician and TED Fellow Max Little is testing a simple, cheap tool that in trials is able to detect Parkinson's with 99 percent accuracy — in a 30-second phone call.

Applied mathematician
Max Little is a mathematician whose research includes a breakthrough technique to monitor – and potentially screen for – Parkinson's disease through simple voice recordings. Full bio
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