Startup Brain Power Uses Google Glass To Develop Apps For Kids With Autism

Anything that can be done to help our fellow humans, especially when it involves tech is always a good thing in my world.

TechCrunch

Though many developers have begun to abandon Google Glass, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup called Brain Power believes that the hardware still has plenty of possibilities for children with autism. Brain Power develops Google Glass apps, as well as hardware add-ons, that help kids learn social and communication skills while at the same time providing feedback to caregivers.

Brain Power was founded by neuroscientist Ned T. Sahin (pictured above with a shipment of Google Glass), who did his graduate training at Harvard Medical School and MIT. The company’s goal is to help people in their daily lives by “bring[ing] together the emerging wearable-computer revolution with the explosion in discoveries in academic neuroscience,” he said in an email.

Sahin became interested in using Google Glass to help children with autism after attending a symposium at MIT on the neurodevelopmental disorder while wearing the device.

“I was absolutely astonished at how much remains undiscovered…

View original post 696 more words

Advertisements

Say something...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s