Technological Innovation to Assess Cognitive Functions in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Carlos Ramos-GalarzaEmail author
  • Mónica Acosta-Rodas
  • Patricia Acosta-Vargas
  • Luis Salvador-Ullauri
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1201)


The development of a neuropsychological assessment procedure through a technological platform for children with ADHD. This platform is based on Python programming language, where stimuli have been inserted and, to which, children evaluated must respond freely (letters P), and others to which must inhibit his/her responses (letters R), using an adapted button box (greater attraction for children with ADHD). Variables of interest to the clinician are (a) number of responses to impulse control stimuli, (b) total time of execution of the task, (c) time in milliseconds from the moment when the stimulus is presented until getting a response from the child, and (d) total answers made. This study was applied in children with ADHD versus children without the disorder, finding that children with ADHD presented a mean error of M = 5.05 while children without ADHD M = 3.42.


ADHD Technological platform Neuropsychological assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Ramos-Galarza
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Mónica Acosta-Rodas
    • 3
  • Patricia Acosta-Vargas
    • 4
  • Luis Salvador-Ullauri
    • 5
  1. 1.Facultad de PsicologíaPontificia Universidad Católica del EcuadorQuitoEcuador
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación en Mecatrónica y Sistemas Interactivos MIST, Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica. Av. Machala y SabanillaQuitoEcuador
  3. 3.Eotvos Lórand UniversityBudapestHungary
  4. 4.Universidad de Las AméricasQuitoEcuador
  5. 5.Universidad de AlicanteAlicanteSpain

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