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Google Glass helping kids with autism see emotions

Google Glass helping kids with autism see emotions

You may have heard about Google’s wearable tech, Google Glass, which never managed to gain popularity and so the project was later abandoned. Although Google halted production of these high tech glasses, Stanford University researchers may have found a way to use Google Glass to help children with autism to better understand other people’s emotions, feelings and facial expressions.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurological disorder, is defined by a wide range of symptoms including not having the capacity to understand other people's emotions, identifying feelings or being able to initiate or participate in long conversations.

While many children suffering from autism participate in therapy to help them better understand their own feelings, as well as the feelings and emotional responses of others, many of the current techniques haven’t been largely effective, or tend to be very costly. A few of the current therapy options to help children with autism better understand feelings include picture cards, Social Stories, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), play therapy and even online games.

How Modern Technology May Be Able to Help

We live in a wonderful world where technology can be utilized for so many things. Sometimes gadgets are created for pure fun, other times these gadgets can also be used to improve one's life. For example, there is a wearable device that can help individuals with diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels. Click here to read more about it.

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