Digital Health Technologies Bring Change To The World Of Autism

People living with autism are sensitive to the social world and the environment in general. They could experience great difficulties in social situations, have anxieties, fears, phobias, or sensory sensitivities. On the other hand, they could be on good terms with technologies: social stories apps can navigate them in difficult situations, virtual and augmented reality can offer a safe space for them to exercise, and artificial intelligence helps in early detection. We scoured the ground carefully and hereby present you the intersections of autism and digital health. Raymond Babbitt’s heritage and the chronicles of autism “He’s artistic?” Charlie replies, “No, he’s autistic.” The nurse says, “I’m not familiar with that, what is the exact nature of the problem?” This is one of the most heart-rending lines of ignorance from Rain Man, the iconic Hollywood movie from 1988, which put autism on the radar of wide audiences. Until then, it was only concerned parents and specialized physicians who knew about conditions connected to autistic behaviors and attended to it. While the portrayal of Raymond Babbitt has not been superseded in popularity by any other movie about autism ever since, there are significantly more people catering to the special needs of individuals with autism. In recent years, awareness about the conditions has grown, for example, in 2007, the United Nations designated 2 April as World Autism Aware...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine AI app AR artificial intelligence autism digital digital health digital technology games genetics health app health apps Innovation virtual reality VR Source Type: blogs

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