Google Glass Used To Help Kids With Autism

Google Glass Used To Help Kids With Autism

We’ve been following Google’s Project Glass since it was announced in 2012. The company tried several things to help it catch on. They included adding audio in 2013 and prescription lenses in 2014. Originally marketed at software developers, the product was released to public in 2014 and the program ended less than a year later. Since then, the company has wondered what to do with the technology.

We heard it was headed to the enterprise and later to factories, but it seems the gadget just doesn’t have a good home. However, recent studies show the device may produce solid results as a therapy tool. In particular, it could be useful helping children with autism. Stanford University conducted a study with 100 such children and found the gadget caused a significant increase in eye contact, a common problem among autistic kids. Its good to see this technology helping humanity.

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