Introduction of a New Video-Based Eye Tracking Paradigm for Early Detection of ASD

Xuejun Kong, MD, Bryan K. Wang, Joel Park, Jian Kong, MD


Recently, there is growing interest inapplying eye tracking technology to study infants and young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As a non-invasive and convenient measurement, it uses relatively objective parameters, which will greatly avoid the possibility of bias in traditional subjective evaluations caused by asymmetric information between patients (or parents) and examiners. As a result, it has been considered as having the greatest direct clinical potential for early screening for ASD. This study aims to introduce a new video-based eye tracking paradigm. The paradigm consists of 10 video scenarios, with each scenario targeting a different aspect of ASD in infants and children. The total paradigm lasts about 2 minutes. We believe this eye tracking paradigm may be a useful tool for early screening for ASD.

[N A J Med Sci. 2017;10(4):133-135.   DOI:  10.7156/najms.2017.1004133]

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