Children suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) with or without hyperactivity (ADHD) are typically presented with problems such as lack of concentration, inattentiveness, poor memory, no sense of time, poor social skills and low self-esteem. The incidence of ADD/ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) varies between populations, as well as within social groups. Between 2% -5% of the population are reported to be affected internationally.
The game consists of mathematical algorithms and statistical analyses that receive parameters that are monitored and measured during game playing. The algorithms of the application are designed to incorporate all the specific parameters required by each disease entity. The algorithms also interpret the psychological tests pertaining to each disease entity in terms of all the defined parameters. The weight allocated to the defined parameters aid in the final qualification (and quantification) of each individual parameter correlating to the disease entities. The validation of these pre-defined weighted parameters within the algorithm are concluded through clinical testing and supported by artificial intelligence multi-dimensional assessment.
Prof Pieter Fourie, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University.
Romano Swart, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University.
Herve Mwamba, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University.