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Sensing-Enhanced Therapy System for Assessing Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Feasibility Study
Univ Portsmouth, England.
Univ Portsmouth, England.
Univ Portsmouth, England.
Babes Bolyai Univ, Romania.
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2019 (English)In: IEEE Sensors Journal, ISSN 1530-437X, E-ISSN 1558-1748, Vol. 19, no 4, p. 1508-1518Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

It is evident that recently reported robot-assisted therapy systems for assessment of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) lack autonomous interaction abilities and require significant human resources. This paper proposes a sensing system that automatically extracts and fuses sensory features, such as body motion features, facial expressions, and gaze features, further assessing the children behaviors by mapping them to therapist-specified behavioral classes. Experimental results show that the developed system has a capability of interpreting characteristic data of children with ASD, thus has the potential to increase the autonomy of robots under the supervision of a therapist and enhance the quality of the digital description of children with ASD. The research outcomes pave the way to a feasible machine-assisted system for their behavior assessment.

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IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC , 2019. Vol. 19, no 4, p. 1508-1518
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Sensing-enhanced; autonomy; autism spectrum disorders; therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-154545DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2877662ISI: 000457327900036OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-154545DiVA, id: diva2:1290528
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Funding Agencies|EU [611391]

Available from: 2019-02-20 Created: 2019-02-20 Last updated: 2019-02-20

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