Vertical nystagmus is a common neuro-ophthalmic sign in vestibular medicine. Vertical nystagmus not only reflects the functional state of vertical semicircular canal but also reflects the effect of otoliths. Medical experts can take nystagmus symptoms as the key factor to determine the cause of dizziness. Traditional observation (visual observation conducted by medical experts) may be biased subjectively. Visual examination also requires medical experts to have enough experience to make an accurate diagnosis. With the development of science and technology, the detection system for nystagmus can be realized by using artificial intelligence technology. In this paper, a vertical nystagmus recognition method is proposed based on deep learning. This method is mainly composed of a dilated convolution layer module, a depthwise separable convolution module, a convolution attention module, a Bilstm-GRU module, etc. The average recognition accuracy of the proposed method is 91%. Using the same training dataset and test set, the recognition accuracy of this method for vertical nystagmus was 2% higher than other methods.
Keywords: convolutional attention; deep learning; depthwise separable convolution; vertical nystagmus.