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A wearable behavioral aid...

Over 1 million children under the age of 17 in the US are on the autism spectrum. These children often times fail to recognize basic facial emotions, which make social interactions and developing friendships even more difficult to sustain. Gaining these skills requires intensive behavioral interventions that are often expensive, difficult to access, and inconsistently administered.

Our team at Stanford is researching a solution. We have developed a system using machine learning and artificial intelligence to automate facial expression recognition that runs on wearable glasses and delivers real-time social cues. Our novel system uses the outward-facing camera on the glasses to read facial expressions and provides social cues within the child’s natural environment. It also records the amount and type of eye contact, which adds an additional layer for behavioral intervention.


A 100-person clinical study...

Currently, we are validating the efficacy of our mobile, at-home therapeutic aid and we are looking for families to participate!

If you have a child who is:
  1. between the ages of 3 - 17 years old
  2. has a clinical diagnosis of ASD
  3. receives ABA therapy >2x/week at home
we would love to connect with you and have you join our study.

We ask families to come to Stanford for up to 5 in-person appointments during a three-month study period. Families will receive a study device (a pair of Google Glasses, an Android phone, and the study app) for 6 weeks and will use it at home several times per week for 20 minute sessions. Then, families will attend a follow-up appointment 6 weeks after having the study device at home.

If your family does not meet these requirements, please feel free to reach out to us expressing your interest. We are always looking for families for future research projects, including a remote launch of this project and a co-creative design phase to develop engaging games within the study app.

Meet some of our participants...

Autism glass in the press...


A transdisciplinary Stanford effort...

Dennis
Wall

Professor of Pediatrics,
Principal Investigator

Terry
Winograd

Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, co-PI

Carl
Feinstein

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Founder of Autism Center, co-PI

Catalin
Voss

Project Founder

Nick
Haber

Project Co-Founder & Walter V. and Idun Berry Postdoctoral Fellow

Aaron
Kline

Mobile Guru

Sebastien
Levy

Machine Learning Guru

Azar
Fazel

Machine Learning Guru

Peter
Washington

UI/UX Engineer

Jena
Daniels

Study Manager

Jessey
Schwartz

Study Manager

Nate
Stockham

Audio Researcher

Anish
Nag

Research Collaborator

Jennifer
Phillips

Clinical Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


With support from...


Join our professional team...

Reach out! Send us your CV and tell us how you want to be involved. We are always looking for amazing people to work with and join our team.