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Check This Out! Autism screening app for babies

A revolutionary screening app for autism spectrum disorder was created by an interdisciplinary team at Duke University, led by the director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development, Geraldine Dawson, and electrical and computer engineering professor Guillermo Sapiro.

The app presents research-based stimuli that elicit behaviors related to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in children. While the child enjoys a video or game in an unconstrained setting, the front camera of the device is used to capture their reaction and behavior.

State-of-the-art computer vision and AI tools allow the researchers to understand the different elicited behaviors, including gaze, affect, head pose, and facial landmark dynamics.

These data are combined with clinical data to develop novel biomarkers and understand child development at a completely new scale. The goal is to produce scalable, accessible, and universal access to the best screening tools available to these children and their families. 

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