Most autistic children struggle with communication and social skills. Though the causes are not completely understood there are indications of associations like women taking folate supplements during pre-conception and during gestation showed a lesser chance of having an offspring with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
A research team from Stanford University School of Medicine created a smartphone app paired with Google Glass eye-wearable to help children with autism interpret emotions via facial expressions and develop communication skills.
A research team from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a blood test to detect autism by measuring metabolites from blood samples well in advance. The research work was recently published in Bioengineering & Translational Medicine.
Dr. Paul Curtin along with his colleagues from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City have discovered that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be predicted in advance, by looking at zinc and copper metabolic cycles in a baby’s teeth. This discovery could lead to the development of novel diagnostic tools with a 90% accuracy level.
With parents' permission, the new app enables a smartphones' front camera to record videos of a child's reactions while watching a movie with the phone place facing them. This is done obtain autism risk behaviors such as attention, emotions and patterns. The recorded response is then sent to the research survey, where behavioral automatic coding software keeps track on the movements on the video and marks on the child's face after which their attention and emotions are measured.
The North-West charity aims to build the world’s first autism assessment and diagnostic centre in Wirral, where biometric technology will be used to measure physiological properties of people with autism.
Cognoa has gained regulatory recognition for its machine learning software as a class II diagnostic medical device for autism — meaning the digital health startup is now positioned to submit an application for full FDA clearance.
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