Congratulations to former Informatics visiting scholar Mohan Singh and Informatics Faculty Member Donald J. Patterson on having their paper accepted to the IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers
‘Involuntary Gesture Recognition for Predicting Cerebral Palsy in High-Risk Infants’
Abstract:In this paper we describe a system that leverages accelerometers to recognize a particular involuntary gesture in babies that have been born preterm. These gestures, known as cramped-synchronized general movements, have been shown to be highly correlated with a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy. In order to test our system we recorded data from 10 babies admitted to the newborn intensive care unit at the UCI Medical Center. We applied machine learning techniques to features based on their data and were able to obtain high accuracies on this cohort. Validated video observation annotations were utilized as ground truth. Finally, we conducted an analysis to understand the basis of the algorithmic predictions.
Congratulations Mohan, and Don!