By Joyce Lee
An array of cards appear on the screen, each with a vibrant, colorful image.
There’s a pair of red tomatoes. Yellow paper umbrellas. Brown cowboy boots.
But then, the cards flip over, obscuring their images.
Can you now match all the pairs?
This is the Memory Game app, a Penn Memory Center (PMC) initiative led by PMC Director of Neuropsychological Services Dawn Mechanic-Hamilton, PhD and PMC Co-Director David Wolk, MD. It’s part of an ambitious, innovative project looking at how apps can test and track cognitive skills in the progression of neurodegenerative disease.