: We present the first public dataset with videos of oro-facial gestures performed by individuals with oro-facial impairment due to neurological disorders, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and stroke. Perceptual clinical scores from trained clinicians are provided as metadata. Manual annotation of facial landmarks is also provided for a subset of over 3300 frames. Through extensive experiments with multiple facial landmark detection algorithms, including state-of-the-art convolutional neural network (CNN) models, we demonstrated the presence of bias in the landmark localization accuracy of pre-trained face alignment approaches in our participant groups. The pre-trained models produced higher errors in the two clinical groups compared to age-matched healthy control subjects. We also investigated how this bias changes when the existing models are fine-tuned using data from the target population. The release of this dataset aims to propel the development of face alignment algorithms robust to the presence of oro-facial impairment, support the automatic analysis and recognition of oro-facial gestures, enhance the automatic identification of neurological diseases, as well as the estimation of disease severity from videos and images.

A New Dataset for Facial Motion Analysis in Individuals With Neurological Disorders

Bandini, Andrea;
2021-01-01

Abstract

: We present the first public dataset with videos of oro-facial gestures performed by individuals with oro-facial impairment due to neurological disorders, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and stroke. Perceptual clinical scores from trained clinicians are provided as metadata. Manual annotation of facial landmarks is also provided for a subset of over 3300 frames. Through extensive experiments with multiple facial landmark detection algorithms, including state-of-the-art convolutional neural network (CNN) models, we demonstrated the presence of bias in the landmark localization accuracy of pre-trained face alignment approaches in our participant groups. The pre-trained models produced higher errors in the two clinical groups compared to age-matched healthy control subjects. We also investigated how this bias changes when the existing models are fine-tuned using data from the target population. The release of this dataset aims to propel the development of face alignment algorithms robust to the presence of oro-facial impairment, support the automatic analysis and recognition of oro-facial gestures, enhance the automatic identification of neurological diseases, as well as the estimation of disease severity from videos and images.
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