Award-winning Machine Learning Algorithm
Every year, 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), a progressive neural disease that causes mental degeneration. Signs of this can often be seen in distorted speaking patterns such as slurred words and mumbling. In Maya's Polygence project, she made a machine learning algorithm that uses speech features to predict whether a patient has PD. Building off of an automatic voice recording and segmentation tool, Maya developed a fully automated, intelligent system capable of early detection and diagnosis of PD.
Maya won 2nd place in the computer science category at the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair!Check out her project!