InnoTech Expo 2017: Analyzing the visual-motor coordination of children

PI : Dr. Hong Fu (Department of Computer Science)

Co-I: Professor W L Lo (Department of Computer Science)








Development coordination disorder (DCD), also referred to developmental dyspraxia, is a motor disorder in children, affecting around 5%-6% of school-aged children. DCD affects fine and gross motor coordination in children and adults, leading to difficulty in learning, organizing and moderating motor skills, and can have significant long term effects on academic, psychosocial and vocational outcomes.

DCD is also a disorder of visual motor integration, so the study on eye and motion coordination is essential to understand the mechanism of DCD, which gives systematic and objective assessment, for timely and proper intervention.  Current standardized assessment systems focus on the final performance of children on some visual-motor tasks, while ignoring the detailed eye-motion coordination in performing these tasks. Hence, the digital recording and analysis is a necessary for overall observation and examination in DCD assessment.

We developed a markerless digitalized system  to measure both eye movement and body motion, for an in-depth study with a joint eye-motion analysis. In this lecture, the speaker will share their research ideas and preliminary findings with the audience.

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