Smart Glasses May Help Kids with Autism Recognize Emotions

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A team at Stanford Medical School has combined facial recognition software with smart glasses to help children with autism identify emotions and facial expressions.

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who used the smart glasses while receiving conventional behavioral therapy experienced greater gains in social skills compared with those who received only behavioral therapy, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

“My lab has been interested in digital solutions for autism for years. When Google Glass hit the market, it seemed like a perfect tool to address common struggles facing these children, such as making eye contact and recognizing faces,” said Dennis Wall, Ph.D., an associate professor of pediatrics, psychiatry, and biomedical data sciences and the lead investigator for this study.

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