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A Comprehensive Method for Assessing the Blepharospasm Cases Severity

  • Vitoantonio Bevilacqua
  • Antonio Emmanuele Uva
  • Michele Fiorentino
  • Gianpaolo Francesco Trotta
  • Maurizio Dimatteo
  • Enrico Nasca
  • Attilio Nicola Nocera
  • Giacomo Donato Cascarano
  • Antonio Brunetti
  • Nicholas Caporusso
  • Roberta Pellicciari
  • Giovanni Defazio
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 709)

Abstract

Blepharospasm is characterized by bilateral, synchronous, and symmetric involuntary orbicularis oculi muscle spasms leading to partial/total eyelid closure. We proposed a comprehensive method for assessing the severity of blepharospasm cases, based on expert observation of fixed-length video recordings and natural feature detection algorithms. The developed software detects involuntary spasms and blinks in order to evaluate BSP severity. In this work we have considered a new BSP severity scale to realize an objective evaluation of BSP severity.

Keywords

Face Detector Video Processing Landmark Point Orbicularis Oculus Orbicularis Oculus Muscle 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vitoantonio Bevilacqua
    • 1
  • Antonio Emmanuele Uva
    • 2
  • Michele Fiorentino
    • 2
  • Gianpaolo Francesco Trotta
    • 2
  • Maurizio Dimatteo
    • 1
  • Enrico Nasca
    • 1
  • Attilio Nicola Nocera
    • 1
  • Giacomo Donato Cascarano
    • 1
  • Antonio Brunetti
    • 1
  • Nicholas Caporusso
    • 1
  • Roberta Pellicciari
    • 3
    • 4
  • Giovanni Defazio
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Information EngineeringPolytechnic of BariBariItaly
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Management EngineeringPolytechnic of BariBariItaly
  3. 3.Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Neuroscience and Sensory OrgansUniversity of Bari Aldo MoroBariItaly
  4. 4.Department of Neurology and PsychiatrySapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

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