170 HEARDD in progress

HEARDD: Hearables for EARly Disease Detection

Intervention area


Start date

January 1, 2024

End date

January 1, 2025

The aim of this mandate is to demonstrate the feasibility of utilizing advanced in-ear devices for the early detection of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. This will be done by developing multi-modal models that monitor changes to speech motor control and various biological signals, including respiration and swallowing patterns, as well as heart beats.

Lead applicant

Rachel Bouserhal

École de technologie supérieure

Génie électrique

2 INTER mandates


Ingrid Verduyckt

Université de Montréal

École d’orthophonie et d’audiologie

3 INTER mandates