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Can Google Glass help autistic children read faces?

/ 11:47 AM June 23, 2016
In this April 3, 2014, photo AP reporter Barbara Ortutay chops onions while wearing Google Glass in New York. AP FILE PHOTO

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SAN JOSE, California — Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people’s faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder.

Now the 10-year-old San Jose boy is getting help from “autism glass” — an experimental device that records and analyzes faces in real time and alerts him to the emotions they’re expressing.

The facial-recognition software was developed at Stanford University and runs on Google Glass, a computerized headset with a camera and a tiny display.

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Julian is one of about 100 autistic children participating in a Stanford study to see if autism glass therapy can improve their face-reading abilities.

Autism advocates are excited that researchers are developing technologies to help the estimated one in 68 American children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

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