CogNotes: Cognitive Assessment in Social Media-Enabled Creativity Tools


With CogNotes, new music composition tools become platforms for cognitive assessment. CogNotes users engage their memory as they emerge as composers and participants in their own health process. Together with partners the Lincoln Park Performing Arts School and the Yamaha Corporation, a group of seniors are undertaking an extensive multi-month music composition workshop built around Tod Machover's Hyperscore program. The program is outfitted with cognitive measures sensitive to the earliest transition to Alzheimer's Disease, validated as part of post-doc Adam Boulanger's research with Harvard Medical School and the Alzheimer's Association. Disease assessment can be part of your everyday, creative, and rewarding life. You can be the manager of your own health information as part of the activities you love.