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In Journal of clinical medicine

This study explored the use of wearable sensor technology to investigate autonomic function in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Rett syndrome (RTT). We aimed to identify autonomic biomarkers that can correctly differentiate females with ASD and Rett Syndrome using an innovative methodology that applies machine learning approaches. Our findings suggest that we can predict (95%) the status of ASD/Rett. We conclude that physiological biomarkers may be able to assist in the differentiation between patients with RTT and ASD and could allow the development of timely therapeutic strategies.

Iakovidou Nantia, Lanzarini Evamaria, Singh Jatinder, Fiori Federico, Santosh Paramala


Rett syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, children, machine learning, physiological biomarkers