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Project Title

Project Title

Intelligent data capture and assessment technology for developmental disabilities

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Oberleitner, Ronald

Description

Description

Via collaboration between researchers and healthcare professionals, this project aims to enhance an existing telehealth system with hardware/software innovations and to validate its clinical performance for use with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The specific aims of the proposed project are to introduce hardware and software video behavior capture on smartphones and novel interactive features, including tags for target behaviors, and to design modules to help train clinicians to use the online Behavior Connect telehealth system. In addition, two clinical studies will assess how the technology innovations impact clinical decision-making. These will be conducted in collaboration with Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) and with the Marcus Autism Center in Georgia. Based on caregiver captured video of child behavior in the home, the first study will evaluate the use of the technology for ASD diagnosis, and the second will evaluate the use of the technology for assessment of severity and function of problem behavior. If adopted widely by the autism research and clinical community, the enhanced system, once validated in the clinical studies, will significantly improve access to care among children with autism and developmental disabilities, as well as their families.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

744906

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2012-2015

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 1SB. Validate and improve the sensitivity and specificity of new or existing screening and diagnostic tools, including comparative studies of general developmental screening versus autism-specific screening tools, in both high-risk and population-based samples, including those from resource-poor international settings and those that are diverse in terms of age, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, gender, characteristics of ASD, and general level of functioning by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,400,000 over 3 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Intelligent data capture and assessment technology for developmental disabilities (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Caring Technologies, Inc.

State/Country

State/Country

Idaho

Project Number

Project Number

9R44MH099035-04

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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