Fairhurst, Michael and Linnell, Tristan A. and Glenat, Stephanie and Guest, Richard and Heutte, Laurent and Paquet, Thierry (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 currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)
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.
|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:||23 Jun 2014 10:25|
|Resource URI:||https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15060 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|