Brain Power works with wearable devices to “help children and adults with autism learn practical life skills, and assess their progress numerically,” according to their website.
Using the Empowered Brain Suite, a set of software tools that run on Google Glass, sometimes modified with Brain Power’s own hardware, the program “records neural, physiological, and behavioral data; processes it; and gives intuitive, simple, gamified feedback to the wearer, caregiver, or physician,” according to its website. The tools can pair with other wearables, like smart watches, to make monitoring data even easier.
By using these tools, Brain Power hopes to help autistic individuals in their social interactions, language, behavioral control and category formation. These include better understanding and recognizing of emotions, helping with language acquisition, and managing sensory overload that can lead to particular behavior.
Based out of Cambridge, Mass. and San Francisco, Calif., Brain Power will have a fundraising goal of $50,000
Brain Power’s Kickstarter campaign is set to launch on July 14. They are hosting a launch event on July 11 in Cambridge, MA.
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