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NeuroSoNew - Portable EEG-based screening of social predispositions in newborns
EEG for early detection of ASD in infants. Early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is crucial for effective intervention. Studies show that newborns with ASD have noticeably different preferences for certain social stimuli. An EEG-based index of face processing could be used as a biomarker for prediction, but its measure requires the infant's EEG to be recorded in laboratory settings. The EU-funded NeuroSoNew project aims to design a portable, wireless EEG system for easy, fast, and the automatic testing of newborns via an ultra-low-power programmable digital platform and a wearable device adapted to newborns. This will enable easy and early diagnoses of ASD and contribute to studies on newborns' perceptual and cognitive functions.
Coordinator: UNITN - Partners: FBK, UNIBO