About the Study
Autism & Beyond is a groundbreaking new study of childhood mental health powered by Apple’s ResearchKit. The study aims to test new video technology that can analyze a child’s emotion and behavior. We hope that this technology may one day be used to screen young children in their homes for autism and mental health challenges, such as anxiety or tantrums.
About the App
This study is designed for children who are at least 1 year old and not yet 6 years old. The study has two types of activities:
Your child will watch four short videos while the iPhone camera records your child's responses.
You will be asked to complete short surveys about your child and yourself.
What We Record
How it Works
Your child will watch four very short videos. The camera in the iPhone will record your child’s reactions to the videos. We automatically locate key features of the child’s face so that we can measure emotions and head position.
Share What You’re Comfortable With
You can decide to upload the whole recording or just the face features. We appreciate full recordings for more informative study information, but what you share is up to you.
We are a team of child psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, engineers and computer scientists at Duke University. We work together to create new ways to support parents and young children's healthy development.
The app was developed in a partnership between Duke Medicine and Duke University.
- Duke School of Medicine
- The Duke Institute for Health Innovation
- Office of Research Informatics
- Department of Child and Family Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- The Integrated Pediatric Mental Health Initiative
- The Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development
- Duke Office of Clinical Research
- Duke Health Technology Solutions