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Infant Contact-less Non-Nutritive Sucking Pattern Quantification via Facial Gesture Analysis.

Xiaofei Huang1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Alaina Martens + 1 AuthorsSarah Ostadabbas10
Estimated H-index: 10
(NU: Northeastern University)
Abstract
Non-nutritive sucking (NNS) is defined as the sucking action that occurs when a finger, pacifier, or other object is placed in the baby's mouth, but there is no nutrient delivered. In addition to providing a sense of safety, NNS even can be regarded as an indicator of infant's central nervous system development. The rich data, such as sucking frequency, the number of cycles, and their amplitude during baby's non-nutritive sucking is important clue for judging the brain development of infants or preterm infants. Nowadays most researchers are collecting NNS data by using some contact devices such as pressure transducers. However, such invasive contact will have a direct impact on the baby's natural sucking behavior, resulting in significant distortion in the collected data. Therefore, we propose a novel contact-less NNS data acquisition and quantification scheme, which leverages the facial landmarks tracking technology to extract the movement signals of baby's jaw from recorded baby's sucking video. Since completion of the sucking action requires a large amount of synchronous coordination and neural integration of the facial muscles and the cranial nerves, the facial muscle movement signals accompanying baby's sucking pacifier can indirectly replace the NNS signal. We have evaluated our method on videos collected from several infants during their NNS behaviors and we have achieved the quantified NNS patterns closely comparable to results from visual inspection as well as contact-based sensor readings.
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Yu Yin , Mohsen Nabian2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 3 AuthorsSarah Ostadabbas10
Estimated H-index: 10
In this paper, we present a multimodal approach to simultaneously analyze facial movements and several peripheral physiological signals to decode individualized affective experiences under positive and negative emotional contexts, while considering their personalized resting dynamics. We propose a person-specific recurrence network to quantify the dynamics present in the person's facial movements and physiological data. Facial movement is represented using a robust head vs. 3D face landmark loca...
Published on Aug 1, 2017in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 3.53
Mechteld I. Wolthuis-Stigter2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Hanze University of Applied Sciences),
Saakje da Costa6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Hanze University of Applied Sciences)
+ 3 AuthorsMargreet Luinge5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Hanze University of Applied Sciences)
AIM: To determine the association between sucking in infants born preterm and developmental outcomes at 5 years. METHOD: Thirty-four infants were included (mean gestational age 30wks 4d, mean birthweight 1407g). The Neonatal Oral-Motor Assessment Scale was used longitudinally from 37 to 50 weeks postmenstrual age. At 5 years, we assessed motor skills, intelligence, language, verbal memory, and behavioural problems. Linear regression analyses were performed to test whether aspects of sucking beha...
Published on May 1, 2017in Acta Paediatrica 2.27
Emily Zimmerman7
Estimated H-index: 7
(NU: Northeastern University),
Megan Foran1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NU: Northeastern University)
Published on Feb 1, 2017in American Journal of Speech-language Pathology 1.32
Kathy Malas2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine),
Natacha Trudeau11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UdeM: Université de Montréal)
+ 3 AuthorsDavid H. McFarland4
Estimated H-index: 4
(McGill University)
Purpose This study updated and extended our previous investigation (Malas et al., 2015) of feeding–swallowing difficulties and concerns (FSCs) in children with language impairments (LI) by using more stringent inclusion criteria and targeting children earlier in the care delivery pathway. Method Retrospective analyses were performed on the clinical files of 29 children (average age: 60 months, SD = 9.0) diagnosed as having LI using standardized testing, nonstandardized testing and final speech-l...
Published on Oct 4, 2016in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 7.75
Jann P Foster12
Estimated H-index: 12
(USYD: University of Sydney),
Kim Psaila7
Estimated H-index: 7
(USYD: University of Sydney),
Tiffany Patterson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(USYD: University of Sydney)
Background Non-nutritive sucking (NNS) is used during gavage feeding and in the transition from gavage to breast/bottle feeding in preterm infants to improve the development of sucking behavior and the digestion of enteral feedings. Objectives To assess the effects of non-nutritive sucking on physiologic stability and nutrition in preterm infants. Search methods We used the standard search strategy of the Cochrane Neonatal Review group to search the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials...
Published on Jan 1, 2016 in VISAPP (International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications)
Patrik Huber8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Surrey),
Guosheng Hu7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Surrey)
+ 5 AuthorsJosef Kittler69
Estimated H-index: 69
(University of Surrey)
3D Morphable Face Models are a powerful tool in computer vision. They consist of a PCA model of face shape and colour information and allow to reconstruct a 3D face from a single 2D image. 3D Morphable Face Models are used for 3D head pose estimation, face analysis, face recognition, and, more recently, facial landmark detection and tracking. However, they are not as widely used as 2D methods - the process of building and using a 3D model is much more involved. In this paper, we present the Surr...
Published on Sep 1, 2015in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 3.53
Kathy Malas2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine),
Natacha Trudeau11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UdeM: Université de Montréal)
+ 1 AuthorsDavid H. McFarland4
Estimated H-index: 4
(McGill University)
Aim The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the relationship between feeding–swallowing difficulties (FSDs) and later language impairments in children. Method Retrospective analyses were carried out using the clinical files of 82 children with language impairments from a large urban rehabilitation center. Two subgroups of these children were established: children with motor impairments, referred to as the language impairment with motor impairment (‘LI+MI’) subgroup (n=23, mean age 4y 6...
Published on Jan 1, 2015in The Journal of Pediatrics 3.74
Mechteld I. Wolthuis-Stigter2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Hanze University of Applied Sciences),
Margreet Luinge5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Hanze University of Applied Sciences)
+ 3 AuthorsArie Bos33
Estimated H-index: 33
(UMCG: University Medical Center Groningen)
Objective To evaluate whether a specific period after birth (in weeks postmenstrual age [PMA]) and specific elements of sucking are associated with abnormal neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 2 years using a longitudinal approach. Study design Fifty-two preterm infants participated in this longitudinal cohort study (mean gestational age, 29.5 weeks; mean birth weight, 1197 g). We assessed the infants' sucking patterns at 37-50 weeks PMA using the Neonatal Oral-Motor Assessment Scale. At age 2 ye...
Published on Jun 23, 2014 in CVPR (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition)
Vahid Kazemi6
Estimated H-index: 6
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Josephine Sullivan20
Estimated H-index: 20
This paper addresses the problem of Face Alignment for a single image. We show how an ensemble of regression trees can be used to estimate the face's landmark positions directly from a sparse subset of pixel intensities, achieving super-realtime performance with high quality predictions. We present a general framework based on gradient boosting for learning an ensemble of regression trees that optimizes the sum of square error loss and naturally handles missing or partially labelled data. We sho...
Published on Sep 1, 2013in The Journal of Pediatrics 3.74
Ira Adams-Chapman20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Emory University),
Carla Bann33
Estimated H-index: 33
(RTP: Research Triangle Park)
+ 1 AuthorsBarbara J. Stoll85
Estimated H-index: 85
(Emory University)
Objective To evaluate the relationship between abnormal feeding patterns and language performance on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development-Third Edition at 18-22 months adjusted age among a cohort of extremely premature infants. Study design This is a descriptive analysis of 1477 preterm infants born ≤26 weeks gestation or enrolled in a clinical trial between January 1, 2006 and March 18, 2008 at a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network center who co...
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