Wearables May Help Children with Autism #WearableWednesday
Interesting findings out of JAMA Pediatrics. Wearable devices, like google glass, may help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder better interpret social interactions. Via Neurology Advisor:
Results of a randomized controlled trial support the efficacy of a wearable digital intervention in improving socialization among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.
SG [Superpower Glass] is deployed via Google Glass, a wearable set of eyeglasses, and an Android smartphone application. The SG system uses the glasses’ outward-facing camera to capture facial image data from the wearer’s social partner. Facial data are then transmitted to the smartphone, which interprets facial expressions and transmits a corresponding emoji to the glasses’ peripheral monitor.
Children receiving the intervention displayed significant improvements on the socialization dimension of the Vineland Adaptive Behaviors Scale compared with treatment-as-usual control children
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