Idea for using Google Glass for Autism Research Study
Thought I 'd just mention a quick idea...
I got an
idea yesterday which may be a useful application of Google Glass.
In a nutshell, my
idea is to have a research group/population of young parents wear Google Glass
when interacting with their very young children.
The camera and
microphone in the glasses, in conjunction with specialized software, could statistically characterize and analyze/track infant eye
movement and sound/voice/speech patterns over time.
Should a rapid degradation in,
say, the degree of infant eye contact, be detected over a 24-48 hour period,
a notification would promptly be generated to the parents and researchers along
with supportive data.
In such a situation, the parents' memory of what
specific factors the child was exposed to in the past days/week would be quite
complete and accurate while the resulting suspect causal factors would
be narrowed down exponentially thus giving researchers a much shorter list of
possible Autism causal factors to contemplate.
The above assumes that
children can sometimes transition from normal to ASD over a very short period
(days). Many parents have stated they feel this is the case, however, this may not be the case.
Here is the URL to the Google+ posting I made earlier
today where I describe the idea in more
That's a wrap...