Google Glass May Help Improve Social Skills in Kids With ASD
May 28, 2019
By: Shaun Heasley
Source: Disability Scoop
Researchers say they have more evidence that an at-home intervention using Google Glass boosts socialization and learning in kids with autism.
A study looking at 71 children on the spectrum ages 6 to 12 found that those who used Google Glass in addition to participating in applied behavior analysis, or ABA, therapy saw greater gains than children who received ABA alone.
Worn like eyeglasses, Google Glass has a camera, a small screen and speakers and it works wirelessly in conjunction with a smartphone. For the study, kids with autism used an app that could detect eight emotions — happy, sad, angry, scared, surprised, disgusted, contempt and neutral — in those around them.