Augmented reality helps autistic kids communicate
More than 1% of the population in developed countries is autistic, a proportion that is growing. Only 1 in 5 autists worldwide are in employment. Social interaction is one of the biggest barriers to social integration, particularly because autistic people struggle to read others' emotions Brain Power has developed a system based on Google Glass. The augmented reality device recognises emotions and shows through words whether the person in the wearer's field of vision is happy or angry etc. To keep the children motivated, the system encourages them with points when they maintain eye contact with others.
- Spotted in 2017
- United States