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FMA Student Profiled on CBS Discussing Software that Helps Autistic Children

FMA Student Profiled on CBS Discussing Software that Helps Autistic Children
Posted on 12/12/2014
AutismLast week, our very own Ryan was profiled on CBS in a piece about software created by a local software developer for the Google Glass platform. Google Glass is basically a pair of glasses (see above) with a small screen and computer connected to it (the little blue thing). The setup allows the wearer to see images and text overlaid over what she is looking at (see the image with the smiley face).

AutismOne of the early uses of the software, which the developer calls Brain Power, is to help children on the spectrum read and manage emotions and social cues. In the image above the software sees Ryan’s mom smiling and tells Ryan--with the smiley face--that she’s happy. These expressions and emotions are often difficult for children on the autism spectrum to read.

The software also helps children focus on people around them by overlaying images on faces to draw the wearer’s attention to others. The Brain Power software is expected to launch within the next 12-18 months with additional features.

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