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Autism Google Glass Crowdfunding Campaign Ships Groundbreaking Technology On Time


Brain Power, a Boston-based neurotechnology company, shipped the first
60 units of its award-winning Empowered Brain™ smartglasses on time, and
will ship successive rounds of orders ahead of schedule. Orders were
placed earlier this year during the most successful autism-related
crowdfunding campaign ever ($165,000). Empowered Brain is now available
(for families or schools) at
at a limited-time deep discount.

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Empowered Brain system for autism and ADHD based on Google Glass (Photo: Business Wire).

Empowered Brain system for autism and ADHD based on Google Glass (Photo: Business Wire).

Empowered Brain is a wearable technology to help students with autism
(or those on IEP's for social-emotional learning or behaviors) teach
themselves crucial life skills.

The children (or adults) wear the computerized glasses while interacting
with a parent or teacher. Artificial intelligence detects things like
faces and emotions. Users get points for making eye contact, for
instance, or for guessing how the partner is feeling.

Other apps focus on managing transitions, self-regulation, and job
skills. The system includes scientifically-validated Google Glass apps,
a phone app, and an advanced web portal to view an unprecedented level
of data and progress reports (for home use or school IEPs). The system
is already in use in a range of schools.

"While many crowdfunding projects are delayed a year or more, I am
thrilled that we have shipped the product to the wonderful families we
aim to serve, on time," said Dr. Ned T. Sahin, CEO and founder of Brain
Power. "I am personally commitment to delivering the best experience for
them, which is why we've done years of rigorous scientific studies and
clinical trials with autistic people before offering this product."

"Families and schools struggle significantly, and as a medical doctor I
know that the healthcare system does not have the answer," says Dr.
Arshya Vahabzadeh, Brain Power's Chief Medical Officer. "Technology
levels the playing field and can lower the wall around access to

Brain Power developed the augmented reality system in collaboration with
Google, Affectiva, Amazon, MIT, Harvard, and Stanford.

Brain Power has received many awards, and has won several grants
including via the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program and
several charities including GoFAR and LeslieFangFoundation. Research on
the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of Empowered Brain in autism
and ADHD has been published in a range of peer-reviewed medical research
journals including Frontiers in Pediatrics, JMIR, Frontiers in
Education, and the Journal of Clinical Medicine.


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