Could Google Glass benefit those on the Autism spectrum?

The wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display, known as Google Glass, is currently being researched and developed by Google X. This new technology can be described as a hands-free smartphone that has the ability to work with the internet via voice commands. The only available version of Google Glass at the moment is the […]

Hackathon aimed at all those on the Autism Spectrum a Success

This past weekend a major Autism Hackathon took place in San Francisco, CA.  At least 135 developers, as well as designers and experts of autism came together to focus on programming applications that would help autistic adults who are verging on exciting turning points in life – career, romance, living away from home.  Each of […]

Project Lifesaver Helps Bring Loved Ones Home

On Sunday in New Zealand, Eamon Smith was reported missing by his family about 4.30pm. He was successfully located by neighbours who were aware of the disappearance. This was not the first time Eamon who is autistic had gone wandering. Both a jet boat and helicopter were used to cover every square foot of the area. […]

Hackathons helping create Technology for Autism

Coming up on July 20th-21st in San Francisco, CA, is the Autism Hackathon, a 24-hour event located at Twilio Headquarters. This particular Hackathon will focus on the design apps to specifically help adults on the autism spectrum handle and succeed in five important areas of life: employment, post secondary education, romantic relationships, finding roommates, and […]

Romibo – Researchers Seek Funding for Affordable Therapy Robot

It is a known fact that children with autism do not develop social reciprocity with the same ease as their typically-developing peers. One of the main obstacles is the complex and subtle nature of human social cues. Children with autism tend to be literal thinkers who are comfortable with routine and sameness, and social interaction […]

iPad Apps Improve Classroom Experience

iPad apps are positively changing how children socialize, learn, and communicate in the classroom. At Rawlson Road Middle School, in Rock Hill South Carolina, teacher Stacy Hunter’s middle school class learns about positively relating to others – in this case, tolerance of other students’ intolerance with them.  Hunter’s students used their iPads, in a collaborative […]

The Best Robots for Children with Autism

Autism is a developmental disability that affects communication and social skills.  As the rate of diagnosed cases of autism continues to rise, researchers are searching for ways to help people afflicted by this complex disability.  Since many children with autism are naturally attracted to computers and technology, it follows that offering a product combining technology […]

System Helps Adults with Autism Learn to Cook

It is a known fact that people with autism learn differently.  This can make it challenging to learn the daily routines that are necessary in order to live independently.  A graduate student at Syracuse University has created a system designed to simplify the process of cooking for people with autism, which for some, could lead […]

Hugs for Autism

BioHug Technologies, an innovative technologies firm located in Haifa, Israel, has developed a product to help assist in the treatment of autism. The company has created the BioHug Vest, which is said to be a stress relief solution for those with autism. The company states on its website: “The BioHug Vest is an effective, portable, […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Not an Improvement for those with Autism

When it comes to design, one big improvement of the Galaxy S4 over the S3 model can be found in the fact that it is thin and light, not nearly as unwieldy. The handset is smaller and holds a larger screen. At five inches, the Full HD screen is rather impressive. Pros The S4 is […]