Research shows that early detection of Autism can go a long way in treating the problem effectively. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) appears in infancy and early childhood. The disorder causes delays in basic areas of development. These include learning to speak, playing and interacting with others. The signs and symptoms vary widely. This is why detecting the problem becomes difficult. Thus the disorder often goes undetected and untreated for a long time. However with late detection and late treatment, the problem only gets aggravated. Thus treating it late may result in difficulty in recovery. Early detection is critical for effective treatment. Technology is playing an important role is the field of medical science. It is revolutionising the way Autism is detected and treated as well.
It is the Mobile Revolution
The internet has totally changes the way lead our lives today. The Smartphones we use can help us to do everything we want. Whatever it be shopping, banking, communicating, travelling or getting entertained, the smart mobile apps of today make everything possible. In fact now they are also changing the medical world too. Scientists have now discovered a new mobile phone app that tracks eye movement to determine, in less than a minute, if a child is showing signs of autism spectrum disorder. So this could be a revolutionary way to treat Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) which affects about 1- 2 persons per every 1000 people worldwide.
How the Autism tracking software works?
This new software which can easily be installed in cell phones or tablets or computers provides detection of the neurodegenerative disorder in children who could be as young as 2 years. Thus it could dramatically improve the effects of treatment with early detection. The study shows that the mobile app tracks the eye movement of the child while they are looking at photos of social scenes. These generally would evoke dramatic differences in the eye movement between children who suffer from the problem from those who do not.
Apart from this you as a parent could use this remarkable mobile app to assess the risk whether your child has a risk of developing the problem. This would therefore enable you to treat the problem early in your child and thus ensure better recovery. The use of this app takes merely 54 seconds. This has been done particularly considering the fact that the attention span of most children is very short. The app crosses cultures and language would not be a barrier for the use of this mobile app. Recently a study was conducted amongst 32 children regarding the use of the app. It included children from the age of 2 to 10 years. In the study the accuracy of the mobile app was found out to be as high as almost 94%. With such high levels of accuracy you can indeed hope that this revolutionary mobile app would change the way ASD is treated amongst young children.
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