2020 Volume 9 Issue 1 Pages 19-24
This letter presents a screening technique for elderly adults with mild cognitive impairment towards the early detection of dementia based on daily gait measurement using a Doppler radar. The gait parameters corresponding to walking speed, gait cycle, and leg velocities were remotely extracted using a simple Doppler radar system for elderly participants aged 65 years and above. The screening capabilities of the participants with mild cognitive impairment were investigated by using the extracted gait parameters. The results verified that our Doppler radar technique achieved mild cognitive impairment screening with approximately 94% sensitivity and 69% specificity.