Learning Visual Attention to Identify People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel method for quantitative and objective diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using eye tracking and deep neural networks. ASD is prevalent, with 1.5% of people in the US. The lack of clinical resources for early diagnoses has been a long-lasting issue. This work differentiates itself with three unique features: first, the proposed approach is data-driven and free of assumptions, important for new discoveries in understanding ASD as well as other neurodevelopmental disorders. Second, we concentrate our analyses on the differences in eye movement patterns between healthy people and those with ASD. An image selection method based on Fisher scores allows feature learning with the most discriminative contents, leading to efficient and accurate diagnoses. Third, we leverage the recent advances in deep neural networks for both prediction and visualization. Experimental results show the superior performance of our method in terms of multiple evaluation metrics used in diagnostic tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3287-3296
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781538610329
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 22 2017
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2017 - Venice, Italy
Duration: Oct 22 2017Oct 29 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision
Volume2017-October
ISSN (Print)1550-5499

Other

Other16th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2017
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVenice
Period10/22/1710/29/17

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