Developing a generic approach to online automated analysis of writing and drawing tests in clinical patient profiling

Fairhurst, M.C. and Linnell, T. and Glenat, S. and Guest, R.M. and Heutte, L. and Paquet, T. (2008) Developing a generic approach to online automated analysis of writing and drawing tests in clinical patient profiling. Behavior Research Methods, 40 (1). pp. 290-303. ISSN 1554-351X. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Writing and drawing tests are widely used in the clinical environment for the diagnosis of a variety of neuropsychological conditions. Conventional assessment of these tests involves the inspection by trained assessors of the completed patient response. This article describes the development of a computer-based framework for data capture, automated feature analysis, and result reporting for a range of drawing- and writing-based test batteries. In developing this framework, we have exploited the commonality between tasks while allowing for both flexibility in configuration across condition-specific testing requirements and extensibility for future test development. Using the two example clinical conditions of visuospatial neglect and dyspraxia, we illustrate the advantages of utilizing a computer-based analysis system, describe a structured approach to system implementation, and demonstrate the generality of this implementation for different conditions of interest, which extends to feature selection and design.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1637 Image Analysis, Image Processing
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Image and Information Engineering
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 14:08
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2013 14:52
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15060 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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