JACIII Vol.27 No.5 pp. 907-914
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2023.p0907

Research Paper:

Detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment Using a Spiral Drawing Test

Katsuya Fujiwara ORCID Icon, Kenta Matsuhashi, and Kazutaka Mitobe ORCID Icon

Akita University
1-1 Tegata-gakuen-machi, Akita 010-8502, Japan

Corresponding author

January 17, 2023
May 22, 2023
September 20, 2023
elderly persons, mild cognitive impairment, dual task, dexterous hand motion, cognitive function

Information and communication technology-based monitoring services for the elderly can be improved by using a monitoring function that automatically detects cognitive decline. Therefore, we developed a system that provides a brief screening for mild cognitive impairment (MCI). This screening is performed by measuring the performance of two tasks completed simultaneously on a tablet device, such as drawing a spiral and counting color changes. First, we used this system to measure and analyze three groups: elderly persons suspected of having MCI, elderly persons with no cognitive impairment, and healthy young adults. We extracted evaluation parameters relevant for determining MCI through analysis. Furthermore, we developed a detection method using the evaluation parameters and performed an evaluation. Cross-validation revealed that the sensitivity and specificity of this method were 90.0% and 75.0%, respectively.

Measurement system for spiral drawing test

Measurement system for spiral drawing test

Cite this article as:
K. Fujiwara, K. Matsuhashi, and K. Mitobe, “Detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment Using a Spiral Drawing Test,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.27 No.5, pp. 907-914, 2023.
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