Like many people with autism, Julian Brown has difficulty reading the emotions on people's faces. Face detection software of Google Autism Glass gave him relief. "It helps me read the emotions of people," said Julian.
The facial recognition software was developed at Stanford University and runs on Google Glass, a computerised headset with a front-facing camera and a tiny display just above the right eye..
|Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people's faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder. Now the 10-year-old San Jose boy is getting help from 'autism glass.' (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ckVJK)|
The main researcher Autism Glass, Dennis Wall said the device helps read facial expressions. "If they can read other people's faces, they become more able to deal with people and have more confidence in the community," said Dennis.
|Jena Daniels, clinical research coordinator at The Wall Lab, right, smiles for Julian Brown to try and recognise emotional expressions during a Guess the Emotion exercise. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ckVJK)|
If the camera on the device detects emotion that indicates happiness or sadness, Julian saw the word "happy" or "sad" or emoji display on the screen.
Kirsten Brown, Julian's mother said, "Google Glass has helped our son to interact more with the family. Now he is more talkative. And when chatting, he frequently paused to get information about our emotions." Google Autism Glass is still in the early stages of the trial. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTISM GLASS PROJECT | DAILY MAIL]
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