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SAFE for PTSD: noncontact psychophysiological measure based on high-resolution thermal imaging to aid in PTSD diagnosis and assessment of treatment
Author(s): Babajide O. Familoni; Lein Ma; J. Andrew Hutchinson; C. Andrew Morgan; Ann Rasmusson; Barbara L. O'Kane
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Paper Abstract

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) sometimes develops following exposure to very stressful or traumatic events such as motor vehicle accidents, rape, and war. It is arguably the signature injury of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Previous studies have demonstrated that PTSD sufferers exhibit autonomic hyper-responsiveness to both neutral and trauma-related stimuli. In this study, we propose using high resolution thermal imaging of sweat-pores to obtain a noncontact, remote, and quantifiable measure of the sympathetic autonomic nervous reactivity to guide diagnosis, assess response to treatment, and tease out important cues to suicidality as a PTSD comorbidity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8401, Independent Component Analyses, Compressive Sampling, Wavelets, Neural Net, Biosystems, and Nanoengineering X, 840115 (10 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926464
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Babajide O. Familoni, Kinex, Inc. (United States)
Lein Ma, Kinex, Inc. (United States)
J. Andrew Hutchinson, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
C. Andrew Morgan, Yale Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Ann Rasmusson, VA Boston Healthcare System (United States)
Barbara L. O'Kane, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8401:
Independent Component Analyses, Compressive Sampling, Wavelets, Neural Net, Biosystems, and Nanoengineering X
Harold Szu, Editor(s)

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