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Band that helps track anxiety triggers in kids with autism


A team of Canadian developers have come up with a wearable device for children on the autism spectrum that tracks anxiety to help understand behavior better and predict what could lead to a stress attack.

Called Reveal, the band records the body's responses to anxiety in real time by measuring heart rate, temperature and electrodermal activity, or emotional sweat through a pair of electrodes attached in the band.

These signals are transmitted to the Reveal smartphone app, alerting parents and caretakers to likely behavior meltdowns. This helps take measures to prevent them.

Developers believe that Reveal can also people with general anxiety, dementia, cerebral palsy and borderline personality disorder.

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