1. Parkinson´s disease detection app
Recently, an EU-funded project resulted in the app called i-PROGNOSIS that tracks user face gestures, typing, voice, and can detect early signs of the Parkinson´s. Even when the person is diagnosed, it can help by inducing a healthy diet or physical activity through games and app features .
2. Detection of pancreatic cancer using the browsing history data
A team from Microsoft tried to use browsing history data of people who searched the internet using terms like "why did I get cancer in the pancreas,” or “I was told I have pancreatic cancer what to expect” to find pre-diagnosis browsing search patterns that could be something like "early symptoms" [2, 3].
3. Monitoring mental health
An interesting article is discussing how internet activity can reflect your personality, everyday habits, rituals, and most importantly, changes in all mentioned, to monitor your mental health and detect abnormalities .
Could all of this prolong the lives of our elderly family members?
Could the Internet be used as both - the physical and mental health tracker and enhancer?