Clinical Trial Will Test if Google Glass Can Help Kids with Autism | WIRED |  Circa October 17, 2015

October 17, 2015

IN HIS FIRST year at Stanford, Catalin Voss helped build an app for Google Glass that could recognize emotions. If you put on Google’s computerized eyewear and looked at others in front of you, the software could tell you—based on their facial expressions—if they were happy, sad, surprised, or disgusted.

This face-and-eye-tracking technology was so effective that he and his three co-inventors sold it to a Japanese company called GAIA System Solutions, which is now working to put it into cars. The system could improve safety by identifying, say, when you’re falling asleep or when you’re looking the wrong way.

But at Stanford, Voss has bigger ambitions. He’s now working with Dennis Wall, a professor in the university’s school of medicine, to hone this technology into something useful for children diagnosed with autism. This was one of Voss’s original aims when he built Sension, the startup he sold to GAIA, but that didn’t fit the broader prospects of the business. So he spun off the idea as a project inside the medical school. …

Source: Clinical Trial Will Test if Google Glass Can Help Kids with Autism | WIRED

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