Created bracelet predicting tantrums
Autism - a fairly common disease, which affects one in 160 children worldwide. This disorder occurs due to disturbances in brain development and is mainly characterized by reticence of the child and the desire to streamline things. Typically, the symptoms of autism occur in childhood and persist into adulthood, and throughout the time people often have bouts of aggression. Their reason is the constant stress, but the exact effects are still unknown to scientists. Nevertheless, they are trying to prevent them, and recently created a device that can predict an attack a minute before it starts.
Autism is more common in boys than in girls
The device is a bracelet worn on the arm, equipped with a plurality of different sensors. According to the creators, the integrated electronics constantly monitors the four indicators: body temperature, heart rate, profuse sweating and hand movements. Bracelet watches these figures because the body during the study 20 people with autism during the aggression they noticed that patients fever, quickens the pulse and increases sweating. Of course, the aggression is accompanied by the active movement of the hands.
How to get rid of aggression?
Perhaps someone this approach may seem strange and not effective - is it possible to predict a sudden emotional outburst man using some kind of bracelet? If you believe the words of the creators, the accuracy of prediction of attack reaches 84%, which is rather surprising result. However, the determination of impending aggression takes a full minute, and that is very little for the adoption of any measures to prevent the attack.
Bracelet for predicting tantrums
In this regard, the bracelet makers want to speed up and clarify the prediction of seizures. To do this, they will conduct an additional study involving 240 people with autism. When it will be held and how long it takes to create a new version of the band no one can say, therefore, and release date of the device on the market yet also unknown.
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The causes of autism
Autism is considered a complex disorder of the nervous system of a human, so he does not have one single cause of occurrence. One possible cause could be hereditary - if the autistic disorder was observed in one of the parents, it can also occur in children. Also, disturbances in brain development can provoke different infections picked up by the mother during pregnancy.
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Some people believe that autism can occur even due to vaccinations. This version appeared in 1998, when Professor Andrew Wakefield found a relationship between vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella and the onset of childhood autism. Subsequently, this version was rejected by the medical community, but the rumors have done their job - for fear of infantile autism, many people do not make their children the vital immunizations.