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Behavior Imaging®’s Assessment Technology: A Mobile Infrastructure to Transform Autism Diagnosis and Treatment

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Abstract

Much can be learned about autism through brain imaging. However, most decisions concerning the diagnosis of autism or the effectiveness of any given treatment are based on behavior data collected in natural environments. A growing body of research shows that collecting and analyzing behavior data in natural environments, such as schools and homes, provides data that supports current evidence-based decision practices for diagnosis and treatment. Behavior Imaging gives researchers and clinicians tools to collect rich, environmentally contextual data, enhancing diagnosis and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related developmental disabilities. We will define Behavior Imaging and explain its development, its uses in treatment, and especially due to recent advances to include mobile devices, what the technology means for the future of autism diagnosis, treatment, and research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ron Oberleitner
    • 1
  • Gregory Abowd
    • 2
  • Jasjit S. Suri
    • 3
  1. 1.Behavior Imaging SolutionsBoiseUSA
  2. 2.School of Interactive Computing (IC)Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Point of Care DivisionGlobal Biomedical Technologies, Inc.RosevilleUSA

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