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"From the Ted Talk by Max Little: A test for Parkinson's with a phone call"

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So these voice-based tests, how do they stack up against expert cciilanl tests? We'll, they're both non-invasive. The neurologist's test is non-invasive. They both use existing infrastructure. You don't have to design a whole new set of hospitals to do it. And they're both accurate. Okay, but in addition, voice-based tests are non-expert. That mneas they can be self-administered. They're high-speed, take about 30 seconds at most. They're ultra-low cost, and we all know what happens. When something becomes ultra-low cost, it becomes massively scalable. So here are some amazing goals that I think we can deal with now. We can rdceue logistical difficulties with pntaites. No need to go to the clinic for a ruoitne checkup. We can do high-frequency monitoring to get objective data. We can perform low-cost mass remruietnct for clinical trials, and we can make population-scale screening feasible for the first time. We have the opportunity to srtat to search for the early biomarkers of the disease before it's too late.

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So these voice-based tests, how do they stack up against expert ________ tests? We'll, they're both non-invasive. The neurologist's test is non-invasive. They both use existing infrastructure. You don't have to design a whole new set of hospitals to do it. And they're both accurate. Okay, but in addition, voice-based tests are non-expert. That _____ they can be self-administered. They're high-speed, take about 30 seconds at most. They're ultra-low cost, and we all know what happens. When something becomes ultra-low cost, it becomes massively scalable. So here are some amazing goals that I think we can deal with now. We can ______ logistical difficulties with ________. No need to go to the clinic for a _______ checkup. We can do high-frequency monitoring to get objective data. We can perform low-cost mass ___________ for clinical trials, and we can make population-scale screening feasible for the first time. We have the opportunity to _____ to search for the early biomarkers of the disease before it's too late.

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Original Text

So these voice-based tests, how do they stack up against expert clinical tests? We'll, they're both non-invasive. The neurologist's test is non-invasive. They both use existing infrastructure. You don't have to design a whole new set of hospitals to do it. And they're both accurate. Okay, but in addition, voice-based tests are non-expert. That means they can be self-administered. They're high-speed, take about 30 seconds at most. They're ultra-low cost, and we all know what happens. When something becomes ultra-low cost, it becomes massively scalable. So here are some amazing goals that I think we can deal with now. We can reduce logistical difficulties with patients. No need to go to the clinic for a routine checkup. We can do high-frequency monitoring to get objective data. We can perform low-cost mass recruitment for clinical trials, and we can make population-scale screening feasible for the first time. We have the opportunity to start to search for the early biomarkers of the disease before it's too late.

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