Wearable for autistic adults

Wearable for autistic adults

Human Computer Interaction specialists at Lancaster University, UK, have worked with adults diagnosed with autism, to create a personalised prototype wristband device called Snap. Snap enables wearers to capture data when they feel anxious. According to Dr Simm, one of the study’s researchers, Snap was built to help wearers reflect on their anxiety as well as manage it with the data at hand. He explained that the process of designing and building Snap has enabled the wearers to discuss experiences of anxiety in a way that they have never before articulated. Snap also has an additional benefit of signalling support workers during social settings when the wearer gets anxious, enabling them to take appropriate action.

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