We are inviting parents interested in participating in the project to carefully read the following information about the participation details and how to participate.

The final result of this project is a unique AI system SENDD (System for Early Neurological Deviation Detection) software solution for assessing the quality of spontaneous movements in early infancy for the purpose of detecting and screening infants at high risk of neurodevelopmental abnormalities or expected normal outcome in a group of neurorisk children.
The system is based on neural networks for recognizing human, children’s poses, and trained neural networks for inferring the quality of movement, based on a medically proven method and classification of quality movements of spontaneous movements (“General movements assessment”) according to prof. Mijna Hadders-Algra, MD, PhD.

This assessment quality method of spontaneous movements is applicable to infants up to the age of 3.5 months. In the SENDD project we include children in the age range of 1.5-3.5 months, optimally 2-3 months of age. If the child was born prematurely, then it is necessary to calculate the age from the planned full term of birth (i.e. the corrected age for earlier birth).

If you are interested in participating in this project by voluntarily providing a video of your child’s fidgeting and receiving a free assessment of the quality of spontaneous movements (flutter), please ensure the following prerequisites pertaining to your child and the recording equipment.

Technical conditions:

  • High resolution mobile camera (HD recommendation)
  • Good lighting without too strong light contrasts
  • Duration of a single recording upwards of 2 minutes
  • It is recommended to take multiple unique recordings during the child’s first 2-3 months
  • Maximum duration of all recordings together 10-15 minutes
  • Recordings must be from a bird’s eye view with a child in the middle of the frame with all the limbs in the frame
  • During recordings camera movements must be as little as possible (if hand-recorded)

Children’s conditions:

  • Child should be active, awake and in a good mood (in crying and resisting it is not possible to assess)
  • Child should be lying on the back on a flat surface
  • Child shoud be lightly dressed (diapers, bodysuits), preferably without sleeves and socks
  • No external influences on behavior (e.g. visual or sound stimulation by a toy or parent, pacifier …)
  • Desirable as monotonous environment so as not to attract attention
  • No objects in the environment that can interfere with fidgeting

Feel free to contact us using the Contact Form for further details on participation and data protection information (GDPR), signing a consent form to participate in the project and information on how to provide a video of a child’s fidgeting.

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