STANFORD SCIENTISTS ARE WORKING ON A GLASS FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM DISORDER
Not being able to read people’s emotions with their faces might be biggest challenge for those with the neurological disorder.
But now Google is trying to help such people with their new "autism glass". An autism glass is a device that recognizes emotions on the face and alerts the wearer about the same.
The software is being developed at Stanford University and works onGoogle Glass. Google has provided 35 glasses to the Stanford project. Autism glass is a computerized headset with a camera in front and a tiny display above the right eye. When a person smiles to the person who is seeing the glass, the glass will show a word ‘happy’ or a corresponding ‘emoji’ in eye of the wearer.
Scientists are experimenting both the device and the software on almost 100 children who have autism and trying to develop the ability of the device to recognize facial expressions. Children in the experiment have to wear the device three times a day by 20 minutes while they are interacting with their family in face-to-face. The sessions are recorded on the smartphones for the investigations of the experiment.
It is true that there can be no machine that can read people’s mind, but there can be one that reads you facial expressions.
The scientists working on the device believe that their device will help people with autism to be more socialized. Also, autism advocates are happy that there are scientists who are so caring developing technologies to help children with autism.
If the result of the study comes out positive, then they developers might release the product in market in few years, they say.