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Imitation and recognition of facial emotions in autism: a computer vision approach

Hanna Drimalla, Irina Baskow, Behnoush Behnia, Stefan Roepke, Isabel Dziobek
2021 Molecular Autism  
Methods We investigated imitation and recognition of facial expressions in 37 individuals with autism spectrum conditions and 43 neurotypical controls.  ...  Results Individuals with autism imitated facial expressions if instructed to do so, but their imitation was both slower and less precise than that of neurotypical individuals.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank all the individuals who participated in this research. Further, we want to thank Christian Knauth for his technical assistance with the automated facial analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13229-021-00430-0 pmid:33823922 fatcat:mol36sk72bcc3fv3xb3qe3uf4q

Towards the automatic detection of social biomarkers in autism spectrum disorder: introducing the simulated interaction task (SIT)

Hanna Drimalla, Tobias Scheffer, Niels Landwehr, Irina Baskow, Stefan Roepke, Behnoush Behnia, Isabel Dziobek
2020 npj Digital Medicine  
Using machine-learning tools, we detected individuals with ASD with an accuracy of 73%, sensitivity of 67%, and specificity of 79%, based on their facial expressions and vocal characteristics alone.  ...  automated analysis of facial expressions, gaze behavior, and voice characteristics.  ...  We acknowledge support by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Open Access Publication Fund of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41746-020-0227-5 pmid:32140568 pmcid:PMC7048784 fatcat:j5eop25lkbhn3kzi6cwbbeood4

Computer vision in autism spectrum disorder research: a systematic review of published studies from 2009 to 2019

Ryan Anthony J. de Belen, Tomasz Bednarz, Arcot Sowmya, Dennis Del Favero
2020 Translational Psychiatry  
The current state of computer vision methods applied to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research has not been well established.  ...  The primary objective of this systematic review is to examine how computer vision analysis has been useful in ASD diagnosis, therapy and autism research in general.  ...  A total of 128 children on the autism spectrum participated in the study.  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41398-020-01015-w pmid:32999273 fatcat:7sfld3ry2baznav5c7ztwxhxkq

Can autism be catered with artificial intelligence-assisted intervention technology? A comprehensive survey

Muhammad Shoaib Jaliaawala, Rizwan Ahmed Khan
2019 Artificial Intelligence Review  
This article presents an extensive literature review of technology based intervention methodologies for individuals facing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  ...  We conclude from our findings that there remains a gap between the research community of computer science, psychology and neuroscience to develop an AI assisted intervention technology for individuals  ...  The term ASD (in this survey) is used for all the individuals on the autistic spectrum.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10462-019-09686-8 fatcat:6jgilr3bifcg7mpqynp7ynng4a

Empathy, Special Education and ICTs

Athanasios Drigas, Chara Papoutsi
2015 International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science & IT  
During the past decades there have been considerable innovations with the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in many fields and sectors.  ...  Empathy is a complex form of psychological inference in which observation, memory, knowledge, and reasoning are combined to yield insights into the thoughts and feelings of others.  ...  The Eyes test, originally developed as a sensitive measure of subtle cognitive de"cits in individuals with autism spectrum conditions (ASC), correlates with scores on the self-report Empathy Quotient (  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijes.v3i4.5192 fatcat:lc6g2yxznvbhbo7b5gqtcdz6t4

Data Quality as a Bottleneck in Developing a Social-Serious-Game-Based Multi-modal System for Early Screening for 'High Functioning' Cases of Autism Spectrum Condition [chapter]

Miklos Gyori, Zsófia Borsos, Krisztina Stefanik, Judit Csákvári
2016 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We thank András Lőrincz for his support in the preparatory phases of the project, and Tibor Gregorics for coordinating software development.  ...  This research was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the 'Bárczi Gusztáv' Faculty of Special Education, ELTE University. There is no conflict of interests.  ...  The system is intended to collect mouse state, gaze focus and emotional facial expression data during the game sessions and assess the risk of the presence of ASC in the player on the basis of complex  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-41267-2_51 fatcat:iyshrwecbnegrnnisngskrofl4

Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism

Fred R. Volkmar
1992 Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology  
This task is rather challenging to accomplish and is closely related to the large field of automated facial expression analysis.  ...  High Technology An increasing number of studies show that computer technology used in teaching and therapy is well accepted by individuals with autism spectrum disorder (Moore, McGrath, & Thorpe, 2000  ... 
doi:10.1089/cap.1992.2.152 pmid:19630656 fatcat:ti7bxxxeirhc5daepqg2smntbu

Sensor-Based Technology for Social Information Processing in Autism: A Review

Andrea E. Kowallik, Stefan R. Schweinberger
2019 Sensors  
Here we provide a review on original research that used sensor technology for an objective assessment of social behavior, either with the aim to assist the assessment of autism or with the aim to use this  ...  The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has increased strongly over the past decades, and so has the demand for adequate behavioral assessment and support for persons affected by ASD.  ...  SRS would like to thank the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, for hosting a sabbatical leave in summer 2019 during which this paper was written.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19214787 pmid:31689906 pmcid:PMC6864871 fatcat:jxmbhxb5gbg6phxoqwrown2ed4

Features of Mobile Apps for People with Autism in a Post COVID-19 Scenario: Current Status and Recommendations for Apps Using AI

Ikram Ur Rehman, Drishty Sobnath, Moustafa M. Nasralla, Maria Winnett, Aamir Anwar, Waqar Asif, Hafiz Husnain Raza Sherazi
2021 Diagnostics  
The new 'normal' defined during the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to re-assess how people with special needs thrive in these unprecedented conditions, such as those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD  ...  In order to review common functionalities and features, 25 apps were downloaded and analysed based on eye tracking, facial expression analysis, use of 3D cartoons, haptic feedback, engaging interface,  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to acknowledge the School of Computing and Engineering of the University of West London, United Kingdom and the Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies  ... 
doi:10.3390/diagnostics11101923 pmid:34679621 fatcat:a254dctbqbflvezhj26tbggnim

Exploring the Facial Expression Perception-Production Link Using Real-Time Automated Facial Expression Recognition [chapter]

David M. Deriso, Josh Susskind, Jim Tanaka, Piotr Winkielman, John Herrington, Robert Schultz, Marian Bartlett
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The present study explores the influence of facial production training on the perception of facial expressions by employing a novel production training intervention built on feedback from automated facial  ...  Additionally, this study demonstrates a novel application of computer vision for real-time facial expression intervention training.  ...  Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33868-7_27 fatcat:hf62tjprqjblrbycth2vqao3za

Oral-Motor and Lexical Diversity During Naturalistic Conversations in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Julia Parish-Morris, Evangelos Sariyanidi, Casey Zampella, G. Keith Bartley, Emily Ferguson, Ashley A. Pallathra, Leila Bateman, Samantha Plate, Meredith Cola, Juhi Pandey, Edward S. Brodkin, Robert T. Schultz (+1 others)
2018 Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology: From Keyboard to Clinic  
Computational studies of language in ASD provide support for the existence of an underlying dimension of restriction that emerges during a conversation.  ...  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by impaired social communication and the presence of restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviors and interests.  ...  the goal of precision medicine for individuals with autism and their families.  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/w18-0616 pmid:33073267 pmcid:PMC7558464 dblp:conf/acl-clpsych/Parish-MorrisSZ18 fatcat:5ptx2f6dnvbqjf43oerj4cf6wm

A Two-stage Multi-modal Affect Analysis Framework for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder [article]

Jicheng Li, Anjana Bhat, Roghayeh Barmaki
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that influences the communication and social behavior of a person in a way that those in the spectrum have difficulty in perceiving other people's  ...  However, many previous works only used pre-trained models on benchmark emotion datasets and failed to consider the distinction in emotion between typically developing children and children with autism.  ...  Introduction Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the United States: approximately 1 in 54 children is on the autism spectrum (Baio et al. 2018) .  ... 
arXiv:2106.09199v1 fatcat:djmn7cjqsfapnizemvq2jzjj4m

Robotics in Autism Intervention

Polyxeni Ntaountaki, Georgia Lorentzou, Andriana Lykothanasi, Panagiota Anagnostopoulou, Vasiliki Alexandropoulou, Athanasios Drigas
2019 International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science & IT  
One of the major questions of this paper was if the robots appear to be effective means in assistive therapies.  ...  Autism Spectrum Disorders is a group of lifelong disabilities that affect people's communication and underlying social messages.  ...  In addition to the above, the applied innovations can also contributed to this work by introducing a Facial Expression Recognition (FER) mechanism that can automatically detect and monitor the face of  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijes.v7i4.11448 fatcat:zg2t7lux6zg7jjajw5om5lfllm

State-of-the-art in TEL to support social communication skill development in children with autism: a multi-disciplinary review

Katerina Avramides, Sara Bernardini, Mary Ellen Foster, Christopher Frauenberger, Lila Kossyvaki, Marilena Mademtzi
2012 International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning  
Her research interest lies in the use of technology interventions to assist social communication in children with autism. She has worked in autism specialist and mainstream schools in Greece.  ...  The paper reviews state-of-the-art in TEL to support social communication skill development in children with autism.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the children, teachers, and parents who worked with us on the ECHOES project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Engineering and Physical Sciences  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijtel.2012.051819 fatcat:wpsohkbnl5fpfcffjlfmqjvbny

Robots for Use in Autism Research

Brian Scassellati, Henny Admoni, Maja Matarić
2012 Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering  
Robot therapy for autism has been explored as one of the first application domains in the field of socially assistive robotics (SAR), which aims to develop robots that assist people with special needs  ...  Autism spectrum disorders are a group of lifelong disabilities that affect people's ability to communicate and to understand social cues.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported by the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation; Autism Speaks; Dan Marino Foundation; Anthrotronix; NSF grants 0803565, 0709296, 1139078, 1117801, and 0835767; and an  ... 
doi:10.1146/annurev-bioeng-071811-150036 pmid:22577778 fatcat:olyjh2qaprfitdwriqeoihu7hu
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