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Cerebral Palsy Prediction with Frequency Attention Informed Graph Convolutional Networks

Zhang, Haozheng; Shum, Hubert P.H.; Ho, Edmund S.L.

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Edmund S.L. Ho


Early diagnosis and intervention are clinically considered the paramount part of treating cerebral palsy (CP), so it is essential to design an efficient and interpretable automatic prediction system for CP. We highlight a significant difference between CP infants’ frequency of human movement and that of the healthy group, which improves prediction performance. However, the existing deep learning-based methods did not use the frequency information of infants’ movement for CP prediction. This paper proposes a frequency attention informed graph convolutional network and validates it on two consumer-grade RGB video datasets, namely MINI-RGBD and RVI-38 datasets. Our proposed frequency attention module aids in improving both classification performance and system interpretability. In addition, we design a frequency-binning method that retains the critical frequency of the human joint position data while filtering the noise. Our prediction performance achieves stateof- the-art research on both datasets. Our work demonstrates the effectiveness of frequency information in supporting the prediction of CP non-intrusively and provides a way for supporting the early diagnosis of CP in the resource-limited regions where the clinical resources are not abundant.


Zhang, H., Shum, H. P., & Ho, E. S. (2022). Cerebral Palsy Prediction with Frequency Attention Informed Graph Convolutional Networks. .

Conference Name 2022 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Conference Location Glasgow
Start Date Jul 11, 2022
End Date Jul 15, 2022
Acceptance Date Apr 1, 2022
Online Publication Date Sep 8, 2022
Publication Date 2022-09
Deposit Date Apr 19, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jul 16, 2022
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages 1619-1625
ISBN 9781728127835
Keywords Learning systems, Pediatrics, Filtering, Design methodology, Data visualization, Predictive models, Transformers


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