Automatic Retinal Image Analysis (ARIA) for Autism Spectrum Disorder, 4 Jan 2021


The Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CU Medicine) has successfully developed the Automatic Retinal Image Analysis (ARIA) technology to assess the risk of autism spectrum disorder (Autism). It is done by analysing the captured retinal images to identify if there are any retinal characteristics such as those related to thinning of the retinal nerve fibre layer of the children’s eyes. The research team hopes that ARIA technology can be used as a risk assessment tool for autism screening and provide early intervention instead of waiting for a lengthy diagnosis so that a difference can be made through a long term positive impact on the life of autistic children. Results of the study can be found in the journal EClinicalMedicine published by The Lancet. (A machine learning approach for retinal images analysis as an objective screening method for children with autism spectrum disorder”, EClinicalMedicine 2020, 100588)


CUHK Develops Automatic Retinal Image Analysis Technology for Identifying Autism Making Objective Screening and Early Intervention Possible

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