Georgia Tech researchers are leading a team of universities to try to develop computerized tools to help people without specialized training to diagnose autism. With the help of a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the tools include a smart video camera, as well as heart rate and skin monitors to measure responses to a 4 minute standardized test for children. The 4 minute test includes the child’s reaction to stimuli, such as a thrown ball, a held book and the calling of the child’s name.
Reminds me of when my son was young…we tested his hearing by placing him across the room, facing away from us, and whispering, “(insert name), do you want a cookie?” By the way, he came running. Oh, wait, he still has autism.Tags: autism diagnosis