Adaptive VR System Being Tested in Autism

From VR Medicine News–Researchers, working with autistic children, have developed a novel VR-based interactive system using anxiety-sensitive adaptive technology. Specifically, the system uses real-time biomarkers to measure anxiety level and then adapts its response to help improve communication skills. The current study is a “proof of concept,” but the authors suggest that the system could serve “as a potent complementary tool in the hands of [a] therapist.

Kuriakose S, Lahiri U. Design of a Physiology-sensitive VR-based Social Communication Platform for Children with Autism. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2016 Sep 27. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2016.2613879.