Combining mouse and keyboard events with higher level desktop actions to detect mild cognitive impairment

Gledson, Ann, Asfiandy, Dommy, Mellor, Joseph, Omer Faraj Ba-Dhfari, Thamer, Stringer, Gemma, Couth, Samuel, Burns, Alistair, Leroi, Iracema, Zeng, Xiao-Jun, Keane, John, Bull, Christopher Neil, Rayson, Paul Edward, Sutcliffe, Alistair Gordon Simpson and Sawyer, Peter Harvey (2016). Combining mouse and keyboard events with higher level desktop actions to detect mild cognitive impairment. IN: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI). IEEE.


We present a desktop monitoring application that combines keyboard, mouse, desktop and application-level activities. It has been developed to discover differences in cognitive functioning amongst older computer users indicative of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Following requirements capture from clinical domain experts, the tool collects all Microsoft Windows events deemed potentially useful for detecting early clinical indicators of dementia, with a view to further analysis to determine the most pertinent. Further requirements capture from potential end-users has resulted in a system that has little impact on users? daily activities and ensures data security from initial recording of events through to data analysis. We describe two experiments: firstly, volunteers were asked to perform a short set of known tasks; the second (ongoing) experiment is a longitudinal study, with the software currently successfully running on participants? computers.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: dementia,mouse dynamics,keystroke dynamics,data mining,medical informatics
Published Date: 2016-10-04
Authors: Gledson, Ann
Asfiandy, Dommy
Mellor, Joseph
Omer Faraj Ba-Dhfari, Thamer
Stringer, Gemma
Couth, Samuel
Burns, Alistair
Leroi, Iracema
Zeng, Xiao-Jun
Keane, John
Bull, Christopher Neil
Rayson, Paul Edward
Sutcliffe, Alistair Gordon Simpson
Sawyer, Peter Harvey ( 0000-0001-8044-2738)



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