Researchers from Stanford University of Medicine are working towards further development of an “autism glass”, aptly named to assist children like Julian Brown in overcoming the overwhelming challenges of difficulty interpreting different emotional states in people he encounters in daily life, NBC News reported. The new experimental device which assesses facial cognizance and emotions was conceptualized by Catalin Voss, a Stanford University student and founder of Silicon Valley startup Sension, together with researcher Nick Haber.
The software runs via Google Glass, and as one of many children invited to participate in the “Autism Glass Project” – Julian is learning to see the emotions of different people and improve the ability to evaluate facial expressions. The 10-year old also stated that the assistive device isn’t just a machine that can read minds, but also help with recognizing emotions.
Our emotion recognition glasses featured with Secretary Robert McDonald, US Dept. of VA. pic.twitter.com/R85PbeHQJN
— Dennis P. Wall (@dpwall00) May 6, 2016
As Julian wears the “autism…
Feeling lonely and want to make new friends? Come join the MDM Club for free. Our Club members include people with autism, depression, anxiety, mental illness, blindness, deafness and many other disabilities.