Saturday 27 December 2014

Now, Google Glass Apps to Help Children With Autism

Google Glass
Google Glass

After Samsung's "Look At Me" App, it's Google Glass to help children with Autism. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based start-up called Brain Power is developing Google Glass apps as well that can help autistic kids learn communication skills.

As reported by TechCrunch,"Autism disorder spectrum is so wide, Brain Power is initially focusing on children with moderate to high-functioning autism, though it hopes to extend its apps' capabilities to other kids as well".

Havard Medical school by Brain Power's team will be conducting a Brain Power's beta programme for 200 people those who have signed up in three stages next year.

According to Sahin, Google Glass is ideal for helping kids with autism because it has an accelerometer chip that enables head gestures which Brain Power uses to track when kids look or do not look at their parents.

Brain Power's Google Glass apps helps kids interact children interact with their parents and make eye contact by presenting exercises like a game. The app includes "social engagement module monitors" that assess how a child engaged with his or her parents, specifically if they are looking at their parents' face and eyes.

click here to see Samsung's Look At Me App that helps children with Autism.

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