How Google Glass is Helping Kids With Autism

A revamped version of Google Glass is reportedly in the works, but scientists at Stanford University are making good use of the older Glass. They’ve programmed the device to help children with autism to recognize and classify the emotions of the people they see, giving them immediate context on their social surroundings. Taking it a step further, researchers are studying ways for children to retain what they’ve learned after the Glass is taken off. As team member Catalin Voss explains, “If you think about it, what we’re doing is giving children with autism superpowers.”