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Autism Detection Device

Autism spectrum disorder has been recognized as a national public health concern with an increasingly higher prevalence rate, which is estimated at 1 in 88 births and is increasing at a rate of 10-17% per year. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can usually be reliably diagnosed by age 2, though research suggests that some screening tests can be helpful at 18 months or even younger. Studies have shown that early intervention is very effective in improving language, behavior and even IQ levels in children with autism.

The current invention developed by researchers at the University of Missouri is a novel device used to measure papillary light reflex (PLR) in infants and young children. PLR is significantly different between children with ASD and normally developing children. The device can remotely and effectively measures PLR in children in seconds.

-Screening for neuro-developmental disorders
-Neuro-opthalmology of pupil functions

-Simple, non-contact and low-cost examination of brain functions
-Test for objective monitoring of infants neuro-developmental progress

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University of Missouri - Columbia

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