The benefits of google glass for doctors and people with health conditions and disabilities is rapidly growing by the month. The glasses have already taken up avenues for people with Parkinson’s disease, those who are hard of hearing, and by revolutionising how hospital staff can work more efficiently.
Now researchers from Stanford University have worked out how google glass can help people living with autism, especially when it comes to understanding emotions. They’ve found a way to track another persons facial expressions when wearing the glasses, letting the user know the emotion of the other person, like whether they are happy, confused, or sad.
Since difficulty understanding other peoples emotions is one of the most common experiences associated with autism, it’s easy to understand how such an easily implementable technology could be so useful. The technology has been designed with the user in mind, as the person doesn’t even need to make eye contact with the other person for the system to detect their emotions.
The benefits of google glasses at first seemed to be few, but now they appear to be many!
Faye Prior (Researcher)