Posted on
September 1, 2023

Dr. Rhoda Au Webinar – Technology Use in Alzheimer’s Research

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Dr. Rhoda Au, a professor at Boston University with expertise in aging and dementia, recently spoke at a webinar held by the Massachusetts AI and Technology Center for Connected Care in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease. The webinar centered on the role of technology, particularly digital health and AI, in advancing Alzheimer's research and treatment. Dr. Au discussed current gaps in research methodologies and advocated for the utilization of digital technologies like smartphones for data collection. She also touched on ongoing initiatives of the Framingham Heart Study and the BU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center that leverage smartphone-based applications and sensors. The presentation emphasized a need for more inclusive and technologically adaptive approaches to Alzheimer's care and research.

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