Dementia, a condition that develops in one in seven people aged 65 or older, has become a serious social issue. It is expected that the rapidly aging society will further increase the number of dementia patients. While drugs to suppress progression of dementia have been discovered, those to radically cure this disease have yet to be developed. Thus, early diagnosis and prevention play a pivotal role.
Although early diagnosis technologies using imaging techniques have been developed, examination can be performed only at a medical institution. Signs of a decline in cognitive function may be overlooked.
Meanwhile, some reports shows a relationship of non-invasive, detectable indicators, such as behaviors and physiological function observed in daily life, with cognitive function.
The client wishes to establish a technology that contributes to early diagnosis and prevention by providing a device or application that more easily enables monitoring of cognitive function. Therefore, the client has issued this open request to accelerate development in collaboration with a potential partner that has developed non-invasive, detectable indicators.