Automatic Assessment of Motor Impairments in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review

  title={Automatic Assessment of Motor Impairments in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review},
  author={Thomas Gargot and Dominique Archambault and Mohamed Chetouani and David Cohen and Wafa Johal and Salvatore Maria Anzalone},
  journal={Cogn. Comput.},
Introduction Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is mainly described as a disorder of communication and socialisation. However, motor abnormalities are also common in ASD. New technologies may offer quantitative and automatic metrics to measure movement difficulties. 
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