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Augmented Autism Apps

This App Uses Google Glass to Help Children With Autism Communicate

— September 15, 2017 — Lifestyle
Children who have autism spectrum disorder can have a very difficult time conversing with others, which makes their every day life frustrating and difficult. To help resolve the language barrier, a professor at the University of Toronto has developed an innovative autism app that works in conjunction with the Google Glass platform to help kids initiate conversation.

This Google Glass autism app listens to what the user is saying and begins to recognize their conversational pattern, before offering responses on the glass display.

This autism app has already been tested on several children with autism spectrum disorder and showed promising results, with children seeming to enjoy their interactions with the technology. This goes to show how augmented apps can be used to help people with various disabilities, particularly when used on smart glasses platforms.
Trend Themes
1. Augmented Autism Apps - Using augmented reality technology to assist children with autism in communication.
2. Google Glass Integration - Integrating communication apps with wearable technology like Google Glass to enhance user experience for children with autism.
3. Assistive Technology for Disabilities - Developing innovative apps and technology to aid children with autism and other disabilities in communication and social interactions.
Industry Implications
1. Education Technology - Developing and implementing augmented reality apps and platforms to support special education and communication for children with autism.
2. Wearable Technology - Exploring the potential of wearable devices like smart glasses for delivering communication assistance and support to individuals with disabilities.
3. Healthcare Technology - Creating and integrating innovative apps and devices into healthcare settings to assist individuals with autism and other communication disorders.
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