Google Glass Helping Children With Autism Better Identify Emotions On Other’s Faces
A new project aims to validate the technology as a learning aid for kids who can struggle to understand social interactions, make eye contact or recognize facial expressions.
Google Glass Flopped. But Kids With Autism Are Using It to Recognize Emotions
Some children with autism struggle to understand social interactions, make eye contact or recognize facial expressions. So the Stanford researchers developed facial-recognition software specifically for Glass. The software acts as a coach, helping the kids search for and correctly identify emotions expressed on people’s faces. The technology could impact millions of children. In 2014, one in 68 children was diagnosed with autism, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up about 30 percent from the previous estimate in 2012. (Hoshaw, 6/23)
In other health IT news, a grieving family hopes an app can help suicidal teens —
Family Coping With 2 Sons' Suicides Hope Free App Will Save Others
Burningham said her family doesn't want another to experience the loss of a loved one to suicide, the Deseret News reported. It is why they consented that a memorial donation from members of St. Paul United Methodist Church of Copperton be used to help spread awareness of the SafeUT cellphone app. The app, which can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play, provides youths confidential and anonymous two-way communication with crisis counselors at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute or school staff via one-touch options to "Call Crisisline," "Chat Crisisline," or "Submit a Tip." (Cortez, 6/19)