Artificial intelligence for dementia prevention: EU funding for Digital Life Norway researcher

Project leader of a Digital Life Norway project, Ira Haraldsen at Oslo University Hospital, has been granted funding from Horizon 2020 for the project AI-Mind. This is an interdisciplinary, international, multicentre study that will develop intelligent digital tools for screening of brain connectivity and dementia risk estimation in people affected by mild cognitive impairment. The Centre for Digital Life Norway has supported the application process.

AI-Mind is a five-year Research and Innovation Action (RIA) that officially starts in March 2021, with a budget of EUR14 million.

AI-Mind will create intelligent digital tools for screening of brain connectivity and dementia risk estimation in people affected by mild cognitive impairment. […] Thanks to the AI-Mind tools, the time to make a diagnosis, which can take several years with current technologies, could be reduced to only one week. This gives doctors and patients a window for preventive interventions, therapies, and rehabilitation measures early in the course of the disease.

Screenshots NRK TV
Watch how the project was featured on NRK Dagsrevyen 11 February, and read the news article from NRK (screenshots from NRK TV).

Project leader of AI-Mind, Ira Haraldsen, has been connected to the Centre for Digital Life Norway through her project AIRDEM – Assessment of individual risk of dementia in epilepsy: multimodal brain-based precision prognostics. Now AI-Mind is also a part of the centre's project portfolio. The innovation team in the centre has supported Haraldsen in the application process for the AI-Mind project, and senior adviser for innovation and industry collaboration in the centre, Beate Rygg Johnsen, offers expertise and support on innovation, the commercialisation value chain and industry collaboration.

Research group.
Ira Haraldsen's research group at Oslo University Hospital. Ira Haraldsen to the right. The AI-Mind project has fifteen project partners from eight European countries including academic institutions, medical centres, SMEs and patient organisations (photo: Oslo University Hospital).
By Norunn K. Torheim
Published Feb. 12, 2021 8:56 AM - Last modified Feb. 13, 2021 9:51 AM