Real-world keystroke dynamics are a potential biomarker for cognitive function in multiple sclerosis


  • Faster typers have better cognitive function, and reduced feelings of fatigue and anxiety compared with slower typers with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Why this matters

  • People with MS have increased disability over time, with cognitive performance being compromised throughout disease progression.  

  • Clinical measures in MS face limitations that may be overcome by utilizing smartphone-derived keystroke dynamics for routine monitoring of real-life cognitive performance and disability progression.