Monitoring dementia with automatic eye movements analysis

Zhang, Yanxia and Wilcockson, Thomas and Kim, Kwang In and Crawford, Trevor Jeremy and Gellersen, Hans-Werner Georg and Sawyer, Peter Harvey (2016) Monitoring dementia with automatic eye movements analysis. In: Intelligent Decision Technologies 2016 : Proceedings of the 8th KES International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (KES-IDT 2016) – Part II. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies . Springer, ESP, pp. 299-309. ISBN 9783319396262

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Eye movement patterns are found to reveal human cognitive and mental states that can not be easily measured by other biological signals. With the rapid development of eye tracking technologies, there are growing interests in analysing gaze data to infer information about people’ cognitive states, tasks and activities performed in naturalistic environments. In this paper, we investigate the link between eye movements and cognitive function. We conducted experiments to record subject’s eye movements during video watching. By using computational methods, we identified eye movement features that are correlated to people’s cognitive health measures obtained through the standard cognitive tests. Our results show that it is possible to infer people’s cognitive function by analysing natural gaze behaviour. This work contributes an initial understanding of monitoring cognitive deterioration and dementia with automatic eye movement analysis.

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