Navigation Links
Robot playmates monitor emotional state of children with ASD
Date:2/17/2009

The day that robot playmates help children with autism learn the social skills that they naturally lack has come a step closer with the development of a system that allows a robot to monitor a child's emotional state.

"There is a lot of research going on around the world today trying to use robots to treat children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It has shown that the children are attracted to robots, raising the promise that appropriately designed robots could play an important role in their treatment," says Nilanjan Sarkar, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University. "However, the efforts so far have been quite limited because they haven't had a way to monitor the emotional state of the children, which would allow the robot to respond automatically to their reactions."

If these limitations can be overcome, the use of robots to treat children with ASD could have a significant social and financial impact. One baby in every 150 born today in the United States is diagnosed with ASD, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined. Currently, treatment of these children involves a combination of behavioral, educational, physical, occupational and speech therapies, sometimes accompanied by medication for co-occurring conditions such as anxiety, irritability, bi-polar and other disorders. The average cost of caring for one person with autism for life is $3.2 million. In total, autism currently costs the U.S. more than $90 billion per year, and that cost is projected to double by 2017 due to the growing population of those affected.

Over the last five years, Sarkar has developed a method that uses physiological measurements, including heart rate, galvanic skin response, temperature and muscle response, to monitor the emotional state of individuals. His original motivation was to improve human-robot interactions. When his nephew was diagnosed with autism, however, Sarkar got the idea
'/>"/>

Contact: David F. Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Kirby Lesters New KL30: Fully Automated, Compact System for a Fraction of the Cost of a Robotic Dispenser
2. A World First in Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Promises a More Cost-Effective, Patiently Friendly Future
3. Saint Josephs Launches International College of Robotic Surgery
4. Summa Health System Performs Northeast Ohios First Robotic Lobectomy
5. Robotic Device Could Help Stroke Patients
6. Robotic technology improves stroke rehabilitation
7. Robotic Technology Improves Stroke Rehabilitation
8. Robots May Come to Aging Boomers Rescue
9. New Website Launched, The Robot Report, Tracking The Business of Robotics
10. Singapore Medicine - First in South East Asia to Offer Robotic Surgery for Gynaecologic Cancers
11. Habitat for Humanity and WARP Robotics Team Up
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Eldermark ... for LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) Medication Management Technologies whitepaper. The ... post-acute care providers understand the benefits of using medication management technologies . ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... Hospital's Karmanos Center for Natural Birth . The Karmanos Center for ... safe natural childbirth experience. With nurses and caregivers that are trained in holistic ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... New Energy Works Timberframers ... Amphitheater in McMinnville, Oregon August 15th, 2015 from 9am – 12pm. Timber frame ... important day for the entire community as the culmination of months of effort, planning, ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... An article entitled ... talked about a woman’s unfortunate experience having cosmetic skin procedures done by a ... resulted in blistering, swelling, bruising, and pain. This woman’s experience is only one ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... In the most recent testosterone ... in the Northern District of Illinois, Androgel testosterone attorneys report that a “Mini Status ... entry was made recording the minutes of the status conference, which was held that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:LeadingAge Selects Eldermark Case Study to Highlight Medication Error Reduction Results 2Health News:LeadingAge Selects Eldermark Case Study to Highlight Medication Error Reduction Results 3Health News:Timber Frame Raising: Granary District Stage Amphitheater Timber Frame Hand-Raising by New Energy Works Timberframers 2Health News:Timber Frame Raising: Granary District Stage Amphitheater Timber Frame Hand-Raising by New Energy Works Timberframers 3Health News:Dermatologists Discuss Rise in Unqualified Practitioners of Cosmetic Dermatology 2Health News:Dermatologists Discuss Rise in Unqualified Practitioners of Cosmetic Dermatology 3Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit News: Androgel Lawsuit Conference Held 2Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit News: Androgel Lawsuit Conference Held 3Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit News: Androgel Lawsuit Conference Held 4
... Joins Thousands of Participants in Inspirational Closing Ceremony; ... Breast Cancer Organizations, WASHINGTON, May 4 ... Reese Witherspoon was a special guest at the,sixth ... this weekend,cheering on and joining walkers on their ...
... to an expanding waist line, weight gain and a tendency ... of a study published today in the journal Nature Genetics. ... is significantly more common in those with Indian Asian than ... Heart Foundation, could lead to better ways of treating obesity. ...
... knowledge gap, experts say , , SUNDAY, May 4 (HealthDay ... surprisingly low knowledge of child development, including basic concepts ... should act, a new study finds. , For instance, ... 1-year-olds can,t tell the difference between right and wrong, ...
... Study shows only 49% intended to do so if child ... News) -- New research shows that only half of American ... papillomavirus (HPV) if the girls are under the age of ... which is sexually transmitted, is the primary cause of cervical ...
... assumptions, children are more vulnerable to the harmful effects ... they are in early childhood, according to a Cincinnati ... 4 at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic ... protecting toddlers from lead exposure, our study shows that ...
... U.S. parents have a surprisingly low-level knowledge of ... childs physical, social and emotional growth, according research ... which suggest that such false parenting assumptions can ... kids of much-needed cognitive stimulation, will be presented ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Reese Witherspoon Helps Celebrate Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C. - Weekend-Long Event Raises $8.1 Million 2Health News:Reese Witherspoon Helps Celebrate Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C. - Weekend-Long Event Raises $8.1 Million 3Health News:Reese Witherspoon Helps Celebrate Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C. - Weekend-Long Event Raises $8.1 Million 4Health News:Reese Witherspoon Helps Celebrate Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C. - Weekend-Long Event Raises $8.1 Million 5Health News:Reese Witherspoon Helps Celebrate Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C. - Weekend-Long Event Raises $8.1 Million 6Health News:Gene sequence that can make half of us fatter is discovered 2Health News:One-Third of Parents Lack Facts About Child Development 2Health News:One-Third of Parents Lack Facts About Child Development 3Health News:Many Moms Unwilling to Have Younger Daughters Get HPV Vaccine 2Health News:Many Moms Unwilling to Have Younger Daughters Get HPV Vaccine 3Health News:Children more vulnerable to harmful effects of lead 2Health News:Nearly one-third of US parents don't know what to expect of infants 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... 31, 2015 Magnaquest, a ... data and cloud computing operators has signed a ... giant for Internet of Things (IoT) related initiative. ... on subscription model.      (Logo: ... striving for business innovations to make healthcare services ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... VIEW, Calif. , July 30, 2015 ... it will release its second quarter 2015 financial results ... 2015.   In conjunction with the release, the Company ... at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on ... of the quarter and other business developments. ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... edition of #MedicareMonday on Medicare,s 50 th anniversary. As Medicare celebrates 50 years, ... the success of the prescription drug benefit, commonly referred to as Part D. ... videos here: http://onphr.ma/1INp9qQ ... ... More ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Magnaquest Signs a POC With a Leading Pharma Giant in Europe to Manage Subscription Management and Billing for Internet of Things (IoT) 2IRIDEX Announces Second Quarter 2015 Conference Call and Release Date 2Happy 50th Anniversary Medicare! 2Happy 50th Anniversary Medicare! 3
... in Combination with Chemotherapy, FREMONT, Calif. ... pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel,RNA interference ... Research published results on efficacy of siRNA ... lung cancer (NSCLC) in,the edition dated October ...
... Pivotal Data Show Prophylaxis Treatment with Kogenate FS ... in Children with No Pre-Existing,Joint Damage, BERKELEY, ... that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... to reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Quark Pharmaceuticals Announces Publication of Study on Use of siRNA against Proprietary Target for Inhibiting Tumor Growth and Sensitization of Cancer Cells to Chemotherapy 2Quark Pharmaceuticals Announces Publication of Study on Use of siRNA against Proprietary Target for Inhibiting Tumor Growth and Sensitization of Cancer Cells to Chemotherapy 3Quark Pharmaceuticals Announces Publication of Study on Use of siRNA against Proprietary Target for Inhibiting Tumor Growth and Sensitization of Cancer Cells to Chemotherapy 4FDA Approves Bayer HealthCare's Kogenate(R) FS Treatment for Routine Prophylaxis in Children with Hemophilia A 2FDA Approves Bayer HealthCare's Kogenate(R) FS Treatment for Routine Prophylaxis in Children with Hemophilia A 3FDA Approves Bayer HealthCare's Kogenate(R) FS Treatment for Routine Prophylaxis in Children with Hemophilia A 4FDA Approves Bayer HealthCare's Kogenate(R) FS Treatment for Routine Prophylaxis in Children with Hemophilia A 5
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: