An auxiliary screening system for autism spectrum disorder based on emotion and attention analysis

Kai Xu, Bin Ji, Zhiyong Wang, Jingjing Liu, Honghai Liu

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Abstract

The screening and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) suffer from great challenges due to insufficient professional clinicians and complex procedures. It is urgent to introduce an effective auxiliary system in the diagnosis and treatment process to assist in the completion of pathological information collection tasks, consequently simplifying the screening method and improving the accuracy of screening. We propose a computer vision-based early screening system for ASD to characterize the facial expressions and eye gaze attention which are considered to remarkable indicators for early screening of autism. The system provides the subjects with three different virtual interaction modes: video, picture, and virtual interactive game. During the interaction between the subject and the computer, the system extracts and analyzes the quantitative information of the subject's performance. Then, through computer vision-based emotion analysis and attention analysis methods, the subject's emotions and attention features in the three interaction modes are automatically calculated to assist in the early screening of autism. Finally, the accuracy and feasibility of the system are verified through experiments on both the publicly available dataset and the data collected from 10 ASD children.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages2299-2304
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728185262
ISBN (Print)9781728185279
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 11 Oct 202014 Oct 2020
https://www.ieeesmc.org/conferences/calendar/event/655-2020-ieee-international-conference-on-systems-man-and-cybernetics-smc

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1062-922X
ISSN (Electronic)2577-1655

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
Abbreviated titleSMC 2020
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto
Period11/10/2014/10/20
Internet address

Keywords

  • attention analysis
  • autism
  • computer vision
  • emotion analysis

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