Sensor Reads Signs of Oncoming Aggression in People with Autism

Sep 25, 2019 by

Some adults, teens and children with autism can become suddenly aggressive with little warning for the people taking care of them. But researchers at Northeastern University have created a device that can predict aggressive episodes a minute before they happen with nearly 90% accuracy. The device, which is worn on the wrist, collects data on skin temperature, body movement, heart rate and sweat levels. The information is sent to a computer, which detects the digital biomarkers of oncoming aggression.