Autism Screened through Software

A team of Duke University researchers have developed new autism-screening software that can track and record infants’ activity during videotaped tests, reported www.smithsonianmag.com.

Researchers at Duke University have developed software that tracks and records infants’ activity during videotaped autismscreening tests. Their results show that the program is as good at spotting behavioral markers of autism as experts giving the test themselves, and better than non-expert medical clinicians and students in training, stated medicalxpress.com.

The researchers from Duke University in North Carolina believe the technology could eventually be placed in schools as a way of screening for autism, according to www.dailymail.co.uk.

“We’re not trying to replace the experts,” said Jordan Hashemi, a graduate student in computer and electrical engineering at Duke, reported gadgets.ndtv.com.