Navigation Links
Novel Device Developed To Help Autistic Individuals Communicate Better

A new device that can attune itself to pick up emotions is currently under construction to enable autistic individuals communicate better //. It can the autistic user if the people they are taking to are getting annoyed or bored, so that the user can try to make the conversation more interesting and lively.

People with autism have a considerable difficulty in picking up cues in the social set up. Not noticing that people get bored or confused during the conversation can have damaging effects, as most people tend to avoid any sort of communication with autistic individuals.

El Kaliouby is developing the device named as 'emotional social intelligence prosthetic', along with his colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The device consists of a camera that can be pinned to the side of pair of glasses, that can in turn be connected to a handheld computer, equipped with image recognition software, in addition to a software capable enough of reading the emotions displayed. The software then signals the wearer through a vibratory movement, signaling that the listener is not involved.

The researchers had previously demonstrated at the University of Cambridge that her software is capable of detecting emotions associated with agreement, disagreement, concentration, thought and level of interest of the listener. Similar computer programs designed previously have so far been able to detect the basic emotions such as fear, anger, happiness, sadness, disgust and surprise.

This new device is superior to the conventional ones as such complex emotional are most likely to come up in a conversation. Furthermore, such emotions are difficult to detect as they are communicated in a sequence of movements rather than a solitary expression.

She trained her machine to detect such subtle changes in human expression by showing it more than 100 video clips of actors, expressing different emotions over an 8- second period. No doubt the device is sensitive enough to pick up the emotions right in actors and normal people with an accuracy of 90% and 64% respectively.

Movements of eyebrows, lips, nose, head movements such as nodding, shaking and tilting head are being detected by the device which it associates with the emotion that has been stored in its memory (as shown by the actor). As a reward for its excellent performance, it is now being trained on excerpts from movies and footage captured by webcams.

The device would be tested on autistic individuals who would participate in a voluntary study, to be conducted this week. Identification of a high resolution camera that can be worn comfortably by the user and training autistic individuals to view the camera while its captures the listeners facial expressions represent some of the significant challenges to be overcome before it can be approved and marketed.

The device can also function as a teaching aid, says Timothy Bickmore. 'I would love it if you could have a computer looking at each student in the room to tell me when 20 per cent of them were bored or confused,' he concluded.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Novel "CYCLOSPORINE CAPSULE FORMULATION" to be launched
2. Novel biopsy technique for prostate cancer
3. Novel computer model for breast cancer
4. Novel research on liver cancer
5. Novel way to fight cancer
6. Novel test for bowel cancer
7. Novel Anti-Neutrophilic Effect produced by Salmeterol in mild asthma patients
8. Novel Therapy for Chronic Problem
9. Blood Sugar Kept In Control By Novel Protein
10. Novel antibiotic dressing developed for improved wound healing
11. United Kingdom Is Lagging In Novelty In The Field Of Pharmaceuticals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/30/2017)... ... March 30, 2017 , ... An inventor and manicurist from Greet, S.C., wants to ... I try to help customers maintain clean and healthy feet, so I know the importance ... their feet at home, I designed the FOOT-TRAN SYSTEM." , The FOOT-TRAN SYSTEM enables a ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... During the last week ... free screening colonoscopies to eligible individuals in the local community. , Colon cancer ... regular screenings can detect colon cancer while it is small, confined and easier to ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... Full Contact K9, an Atlanta-based ... Pet Protect Law that assists dog owners in creating legally-enforceable pet trusts for ... taking the natural next step to protect their new companion. Says Evan Dunbar, CEO ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) , ... March 30, 2017 , ... ... called the "Spice of Life" or "Wonder Spice", it has been used for thousands ... use in the East," says Heshelow, author of " Turmeric: How to Use it ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... The Wall Centre ... to new patients from Burnaby, BC. Patients in need of experienced orthodontics, laser ... can see the esteemed team at Wall Centre Dental. Drs. Parviz Roshan, Siamak ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... Mar. 29, 2017 Research and Markets ... Market Size & Forecast By Type (Insource IONM, Outsource IONM), ... report to their offering. ... The global Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) market ... intraoperative neuromonitoring market is anticipated to witness significant growth in ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , Mar. 29, 2017 Research and Markets ... Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. ... The global energy-based aesthetic devices market ... The report, Global Energy-Based Aesthetic Devices Market 2017-2021, ... from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... SAN DIEGO , March 29, 2017 Avelas Biosciences, ... care from diagnosis through treatment, today announced that Carmine N. ... of the company at the Needham & Company 16 th ... EDT (8:20 a.m. PDT) at the Westin Grand Central Hotel in ... Biosciences ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: