An Android-Based Mobile Eye Gaze Point Estimation System for Studying the Visual Perception in Children with Autism

  • J. Amudha
  • Hitha Nandakumar
  • S. Madhura
  • M. Parinitha Reddy
  • Nagabhairava Kavitha
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 32)

Abstract

Autism is a neural developmental disorder characterized by poor social interaction, communication impairments and repeated behaviour. Reason for this difference in behaviour can be understood by studying the difference in their sensory processing. This paper proposes a mobile application which uses visual tasks to study the visual perception in children with Autism, which can give a profound explanation to the fact why they see and perceive things differently when compared to normal children. The application records the eye movements and estimates the region of gaze of the child to understand where the child’s attention focuses to during the visual tasks. This work provides an experimental proof that children with Autism are superior when compared to normal children in some visual tasks, which proves that they have higher IQ levels than their peers.

Keywords

Autism spectral disorder Mobile application Cognitive visual tasks Human-Computer interaction 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank “Apoorva Center of Autism”, Bangalore for selflessly helping us to interact with the Autistic children to gain a deeper understanding of the problem and successfully completing this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Amudha
    • 1
  • Hitha Nandakumar
    • 1
  • S. Madhura
    • 1
  • M. Parinitha Reddy
    • 1
  • Nagabhairava Kavitha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, Amrita School of EngineeringAmrita Vishwa VidyapeethamBangaloreIndia

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