Autism is a fairly common disease, which affects one in 160 children worldwide. This disorder arises from disturbances in the development of the brain and is mainly characterized by the silence of a child and the desire to streamline things. As a rule, the signs of autism occur in childhood and persist in adulthood, and throughout time, people often have bouts of aggression. Their cause is the constant stress, but the exact consequences are still unknown to scientists. However, they try to prevent them and have recently created a device that can predict an attack minutes before it starts.
The device is a worn on the arm bracelet is equipped with many different sensors. According to the creators, built-in electronics constantly monitors four indicators: body temperature, heart rate, abundant sweating and movements of the hands. Bracelet monitors these indicators because during the study the body of 20 people with autism during the aggression, they noticed that the patients temperature rises, pulse quickens and perspiration increases. Of course, aggression is accompanied by active movement of the hands.
How to get rid of aggression?
Perhaps to some this approach may seem strange and not effective — is it the sudden emotional outburst of the person can be predicted with a bracelet? If you believe the creators, the prediction accuracy of the attack reaches 84%, which is quite a surprising result. However, on approaching the definition of aggression takes a minute, but that is not enough to take any measures to prevent the attack.
In this regard, the creators of the bracelet you want to speed up and to clarify predicting attacks. To do this, they will hold an additional study involving 240 people with autism. When will it be done and how much time it will take to create a new version of the bracelet no one can say, therefore, and release date of the device in the sale is also unknown.
The cause of autism
Autism is considered a complex disorder of the human nervous system, so he doesn’t have one causes. One of the possible reasons can be heredity — if autistic disorder was observed in one of the parents, it can occur in children. Well as abnormalities in brain development can cause various infections caught by the mother during pregnancy.