Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Using Eye Tracking to Identify Left Unilateral Spatial Neglect (USN) in Persons With an Acute Right Hemisphere Stroke
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, IL, USA, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, IL, USA, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Stroke / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Using Eye Tracking to Identify Left Unilateral Spatial Neglect (USN) in Persons With an Acute Right Hemisphere Stroke
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500069. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8728
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500069. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8728
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

USN is a common occurrence in right hemisphere stroke survivors. However, no gold standard measure of USN exists. We investigated whether eye tracking is a sensitive measure of left USN in eight people with acute right hemisphere stroke. Eye tracking was found to be more sensitive than paper-and-pencil–based tests and comparable to functional assessments of USN. We suggest that eye tracking may be a quick and effective way to screen for left USN.

Primary Author and Speaker: Kelsey Watters

Contributing Authors: Gabrielle Escalante, Leora Cherney, Sameer Ashaie