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Augmented reality tool effective for autism management

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles
10 Oct 2018
Google Glass XE

An augmented reality (AR)-based communication aid is shown to be safe and effective for patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

In 18 children and adults diagnosed with ACD (mean age, 12.2 years; range, 4.4 to 21.5 years), the AR smartglasses-based social communication aid, Empowered Brain system, was reported to be easy to wear and use (89 percent) with no negative effects (77.8 percent).  [J Clin Med 2018;7:E188]

The Empowered Brain system used Google Glass Explorer Edition (Google Glass XE) as hardware platform. Audio is generated through a bone conduction transducer on the right side of the smartglasses. The platform has a series of applications that help to coach social and emotional skills, such as increasing attention to human faces, improving ability to recognize human facial emotions, and enhancing ability to handle environment/task transitions.

“While our results suggest that the device and software are devoid of negative effects, this may not be generalizable to systems based on other types of devices or software apps. Further research is also needed to explore the effects of long-term use,” authors of the study commented.

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