Superpower Glass Empowers Google Glass to Offer Hope to Kids with Autism

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  1. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard as it Gets

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    Superpower Glass is a clinical trial that harnesses the power of Google Glass to help children with autism. It does this by doling out positive reinforcement when they recognize smiles and other emotions shown in their glasses. The conventional flash cards in traditional autism therapy are still used, but because the parents and caregivers can watch a video of the where the child's eyes are focused, it gives more important feedback on how the therapy is helping the child. The most heartwarming quote from the article was when a parent said, "He told me, 'Mommy, I can read minds!'"

    The glasses record what the children are seeing and send that data to the smartphone app. The app then prompts the child to engage with what he or she is seeing while it records the session data. The gamelike interface motivates children to engage with people's faces and emotions, and provides positive reinforcement if they do.
     
  2. shspvr

    shspvr Gawd

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    Cool they final found a good use for it
     
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    ZeqOBpf6 Gawd

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    pretty awesome stuff
     
  4. KazeoHin

    KazeoHin [H]ardness Supreme

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    I want a Google glass... It's a shame it went cold...
     
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    whatevs Limp Gawd

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  6. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    So if I call these autistic kids "glassholes," do I get in trouble? Asking for a friend.
     
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    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    I have a nephew that is autistic. It's a joke. It's on topic. Buck up buttercup. Laugh.

    Sorry about your nephew.
     
  8. Trepidati0n

    Trepidati0n [H]ardForum Junkie

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    With some cynicism inside me....This might work as a "medical treatment" allowing google to sell for a much higher price tag (e.g. $10k+). This might provide them a side avenue to continue to develop glass while generating a revenue stream for sufficiency. Our current ability as a society to handle a broader spectrum of people as "productive" has really paid off. Quite a bit of our modern conveniences are heavily developed by people "on the spectrum". Be curious to to see what happens if we go even wider.
     
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    katanaD [H]ard|Gawd

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    mom: why are timmys eyes focused on the girls chest???

    dad: *chuckles*

    :LOL:
     
  10. PaulP

    PaulP Gawd

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    As funny as your joke is, the truth is: if he is autistic then he's doing it to avoid making eye contact. Most autistic people don't look at other people in a sexual way. In fact, they may not regard the rest of us a "real" people at all. One autistic person described others as "dolls" or moving cardboard cut-outs. It's a strange disorder that most people know very little about. Getting off my soapbox now.
     
  11. PhaseNoise

    PhaseNoise 2[H]4U

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    I'm skeptical, and I have an autistic child.

    That said, research is good.