Development of semi-automatic procedure for detection and tracking of fiducial markers for orofacial kinematics during natural feeding

Filiz Bunyak, Naru Shiraishi, Kannappan Palaniappan, Teresa E. Lever, Limor Avivi-Arber, Kazutaka Takahashi

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Abstract

Feeding is a highly complex, essential behavior for survival in all species. Characterization of feeding behaviors has implications in basic science and translational medicine. We have been developing methods to study feeding behaviors using high speed videofluoroscopy (XROMM) in rats while self-feeding radiopaque flavored kibble. The rat is a popular model in translational medicine; however, it has not been studied using this methodology. Towards this goal, we surgically implanted radiopaque fiducial markers into the skull, mandible, and tongue of rats to enable motion tracking. We are developing computer vision tools to extract kinematics and behavioral features from XROMM videos to overcome barriers of current analysis methods. By understanding feeding dynamics, we will gain basic scientific knowledge and translational insights for feeding disorders caused by neurological conditions such as ALS, Parkinson's disease, and stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationSmarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages580-583
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028092
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 13
Externally publishedYes
Event39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2017 Jul 112017 Jul 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period17/7/1117/7/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Bunyak, F., Shiraishi, N., Palaniappan, K., Lever, T. E., Avivi-Arber, L., & Takahashi, K. (2017). Development of semi-automatic procedure for detection and tracking of fiducial markers for orofacial kinematics during natural feeding. In 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Smarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings (pp. 580-583). [8036891] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2017.8036891