Visual Effect on the Odor Identification Ability of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sayaka Matsumoto, Shohei Horiguchi, Hiroshi Shigeno, Ken'ichi Okada

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Abstract

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is considered as one of the developmental disorders caused by dysfunctions of the brain. It can be difficult for patient with ASD to communicate using words and gestures, and process the multiple stimuli. It is important to detect a person with ASD while young because there is a possibility that the symptoms can be improved significantly by appropriate treatment and education. However, there are many problems for diagnosing ASD because it requires a lot of preparations and it takes a long time to diagnose. In late years, researches have been focused on the olfaction of patients with ASD. In these researches, there are some significant differences in the detection ability between the children with ASD and control groups. To provide another determination from characteristics of ASD using olfaction, we conducted examinations of visual effect on the odor identification ability for the children with ASD and non-ASD. The experimental results show that children with ASD are more likely to mistake the odor identification than non-ASD when an odor was presented with a video. We expect that the knowledge which we obtain in this paper can be utilized as one of the index for screening ASD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, ICHI 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages349-355
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509061174
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 6
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, ICHI 2016 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 2016 Oct 42016 Oct 7

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, ICHI 2016
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period16/10/416/10/7

Keywords

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Children
  • Olfactory Display
  • Pulse Ejection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health(social science)
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Matsumoto, S., Horiguchi, S., Shigeno, H., & Okada, K. (2016). Visual Effect on the Odor Identification Ability of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In Proceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, ICHI 2016 (pp. 349-355). [7776382] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICHI.2016.63