Upgraded Google Glass Helps Autistic Kids “See” Emotions (Spectrum IEEE)
A team at Stanford has been working for six years on this assistive technology for children with autism, which the kids themselves named Superpower Glass. The system provides behavioral therapy to the children in their homes, where social skills are first learned. It uses the glasses’ outward-facing camera to record the children’s interactions with family members; then the software detects the faces in those videos and interprets their expressions of emotion. Through an app, caregivers can review auto-curated videos of social interactions.