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Computational assessment of facial expression production in ASD children

Leo, Marco ; Carcagnì, Pierluigi ; Distante, Cosimo ; Spagnolo, Paolo ; Mazzeo, Pier Luigi ; Rosato, Anna Chiara ; Petrocchi, Serena ; Pellegrino, Chiara ; Levante, Annalisa ; De Lumè, Filomena ; Lecciso, Flavia

In: Sensors, 2018, vol. 18, no. 11, p. 3993

In this paper, a computational approach is proposed and put into practice to assess the capability of children having had diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to produce facial expressions. The proposed approach is based on computer vision components working on sequence of images acquired by an off-the-shelf camera in unconstrained conditions. Action unit intensities are estimated by...

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Computational analysis of deep visual data for quantifying facial expression production

Leo, Marco ; Carcagnì, Pierluigi ; Distante, Cosimo ; Mazzeo, Pier Luigi ; Spagnolo, Paolo ; Levante, Annalisa ; Petrocchi, Serena ; Lecciso, Flavia

In: Applied sciences, 2019, vol. 9, no. 21, p. 4542

The computational analysis of facial expressions is an emerging research topic that could overcome the limitations of human perception and get quick and objective outcomes in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorders, ASD). Unfortunately, there have been only a few attempts to quantify facial expression production and most of the scientific literature ...