The TEDGlobal conference starts in Edinburgh with an entrepreneur who has come up with a novel diagnosis for Parkinson's disease.
' ......... mathematician Max Little has come up with a non-invasive, cheap test which he hopes will offer a quick new way to identify the disease.
He will be kicking off the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh calling for volunteers to contribute to a huge voice database.
Mr Little has discovered that Parkinson's symptoms can be detected by computer algorithms that analyse voice recordings.
In a blind test of voices, the system was able to spot those with Parkinson's with an accuracy of 86%.'