Original Article

Aphasia testing (auditory comprehension domain) using a new eye-tracking system in healthy participants

Risa Sakai, MD, Yasuharu Koike, D.Eng, PhD, Kimio Saito, MD, PhD, Toshiki Matsunaga, MD, PhD, Yoichi Shimada, MD, PhD, Naohisa Miyakoshi, MD, PhD
Jpn J Compr Rehabil Sci 13: 31-35, 2022

Objective: We administered a conventional pointingmethod test with eye-tracking to evaluate items associated with auditory comprehension and examined the concordance between the obtained results.
Methods: The enrolled participants were 10 healthy volunteers. We performed tests after extracting auditory comprehension items from the SLTA, the WAB, and the Supplementary tests for the SLTA using the eye-tracking system and the pointing method.
Results: The mean test duration was 9 min 51 s +- 1 min 41 s (mean +- SD), and the percentage of correct answers was 100% and in perfect agreement for the pointing method and the eye-tracking system. The mean response time was 0.96 +- 0.36 s for the pointing method and -0.39 +- 0.21 s for the eye-tracking system. Hence, the latter was faster than the former, and examinees completed their responses before listening to the end of the questions.
Conclusion: The new eye-tracking system makes it possible to perform aphasia tests (auditory comprehension items) comparable to the conventional pointing method.

Key words: eye-tracking, aphasia, standard language test of aphasia, Western Aphasia Battery, feasibility study

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