Global cognition can be estimated in older adults by automatically analyzing key drawing features while performing a drawing test using a tablet and digital pen.
Researchers say whether you are a competent artist or not, drawing and doodling can have a positive effect on your mental health and help boost creativity.
Researchers report older adults who take up drawing are better able to retain new information than those who write notes.
Researchers have developed software capable of measuring writing speed and the pressure of a pen on a page. Asking volunteers to draw spirals, and using the new technology to analyse both speed and pen pressure, researchers were able to detect who had Parkinson's, as well as the severity of the disease.