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Does wearable behavioral intervention improve social behavior in kids with autism spectrum disorder?

March 25, 2019

Bottom Line: This randomized clinical trial of 71 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) tested a wearable behavioral intervention deployed on Google Glass and worn by children at home to reinforce facial engagement and emotion recognition to improve social behavior.

Authors: Dennis P. Wall, Ph.D., of Stanford University, California, and coauthors

(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.0285)

Editor's Note: The article contains conflict of interest and funding support disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.
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Does wearable behavioral intervention improve social behavior in kids with autism spectrum disorder?
This randomized clinical trial of 71 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) tested a wearable behavioral intervention deployed on Google Glass and worn by children at home to reinforce facial engagement and emotion recognition to improve social behavior.
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