A UBC student has won a prestigious global competition after creating a wearable device to track anxiety in real-time for children with autism.
The device, called Reveal, will measure a person's heart rate, skin temperature and sweat levels. If the person's anxiety level is heightened, it will send a notification to the caregiver's smart phone so that they can intervene and prevent a meltdown.
"We want to reduce problem behavior and increase the amount of what we call, teachable moments," said Andrea Palmer, a UBC mechanical engineering student.
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