This research project focuses on the effectiveness of the Autism Superpower Glasses on blind individuals. A team at Stanford University developed the Autism Superpower Glass, which is a wearable technology that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help children with autism recognize facial emotions. The goal of this project is to determine how successful the glasses are on a different population with different needs. Potentially, the research and data collected could make the Autism Superpower Glasses accessible to the blind population.
I grew up with my family friend, who is both blind and autistic. Watching him struggle through daily life activities was difficult for me and I wanted to help him, but I didn't know how. When I heard about AAR, I was excited to research about existing technology to help blind individuals. I am very thankful to have the opportunity to research something in which I am passionate about and receive unwavering support from my mentor, teachers, and parents.