A group of University of Missouri researchers is using facial pattern data to diagnose the condition in children

PSFK has tracked a number of the potential healthcare and treatment applications emerging from 3D tech trials, including organ modeling, designing improved prosthesis, and even measuring oxygen levels in infants. Using 3D scanners, researchers in Missouri have recently drawn closer to establishing a method for diagnosing a serious disorder in early childhood, even before its symptoms present themselves.

Published in late 2014, a collaborative study by University of Missouri researchers has “identified [patterns of] facial measurements in children with autism” using 3D imaging techniques, measurements which “may lead to a screening tool for young children and provide clues to its genetic causes.”

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