Iranian research team finds new method to detect childhood autism

A team of Iranian researchers has developed a new method, which takes advantage of an algorithm to detect child patients with autism using eye blinking.

According to a report released on the website of Iranian Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology, Iranian researchers at Shahid Beheshti University’s Institute for Cognitive and Brain Science have developed a new algorithm to distinguish patients with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from Typically Developed (TD) children based on their eye blinking patterns.

In the new method, researchers can program a computer to detect whether children display signs of autism with high accuracy. This method will make way for early detection of autistic subjects and enable doctors to teach children how to counter the behavioral limitations that autism imposes on them, thus, allowing these children to act more normally as they grow up.

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14th September 2017
Press TV