Winner: Globsol Innovation Labs Pvt Ltd – Early Stage
According to WHO One in 160 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).ASDs begin in childhood and tend to persist into adolescence and adulthood.While some people with ASD can live independently, others have severe disabilities and require life-long care and support. Evidence-based psychosocial interventions, such as behavioural treatment and parent skills training programmes, can reduce difficulties in communication and social behaviour, with a positive impact on well-being and quality of life for persons with ASD and their caregivers. Today these interventions lack a feedback loop which is important to bridge the emotional gap that these kids undergo. The parents of these children desperately try to reach out to the needs of the child but their efforts are in vain as they fail to comprehend their complex emotions
GlobSol’s solution ‘Splinter Band’ consists of a wearable wristband embedded with an array of sensors driven by proprietary bio-feedback algorithms for affective computing , along with a basic monitoring app for real time status updates equipped with cloud based analytics and a recommendation engine. Splinter Band tracks the emotional escalation of the child and alerts the parents pre-emptively so that they could intervene and save the child from a traumatic experience.The solution empowers Parents/caregivers identify the source of their child’s emotional reactions; enhances learning cycles, and also proves itself as an invaluable tool in therapy sessions to see the prognosis.
The main social impact we are looking at is the acceptance of the child with ASD into the society. Our device helps the child condition his/her emotions through a bio-feedback mechanism. And if the conditioning is done early, the child may grow up into an independent, self sustaining and normally functioning adult.
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