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Andrew McMullen and Noel Morris

MemCare: Helping Detect Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Department: Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Mooi Choo Chuah

View: UGRS Research Poster (PDF)

Abstract:
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. While a very serious ailment, there is no current cure available. Despite this, there is much innovation and research happening around the disease, and there exists some  treatment and training methods which help improve cognitive functions of patients who show early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease. One possible treatment is to engage such patients with brain games. MemCare, a free lightweight Android application is designed to help detect early signs of Alzheimer’s or Dementia in seemingly healthy seniors. MemCare allows caregivers or physicians to evaluate seniors’ abilities to remember family members’ names via images and abilities to memorize and name different categories of objects.

About Andrew McMullen:
Andrew McMullen is currently finishing up his last semester at Lehigh University, before graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Engineering. He looks forward to start working for Amazon in their cloud computing division in the Washington D.C. area, this summer 2016. McMullen's scholastic interests include systems programming, parallel algorithms, test-driven development, and artificial intelligence. He is also a proud member of Phi Sigma Kappa, a peer mentor in Break the Silence, and a tutor of some lower level computer science classes through the Center of Academic Success. Outside of school, McMullen enjoys playing the piano, cooking, and going to any Philadelphia sports game. 

About Noel Morris:
Noel Morris is a senior Computer Science and Engineering major at Lehigh University with a passion for helping others. Upon graduating from Lehigh in the spring, Morris plans on applying his knowledge in Computer Science to a position where he will be helping others. His academic interests include artificial intelligence, big data, and parallel programming. Morris is a peer educator and member of Break the Silence and works in Lehigh’s arts center, Zoellner. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling to new places, and making music.