Wearable for kids with autism may help avoid meltdowns

Forbes reported on a wearable device for children with autism that was created by a UBC startup.

Reveal is the debut product from Awake Labs, led by UBC engineering students.

The device keeps track of heart-rate, body temperature, and sweat levels using tools similar to those in fitness trackers to give insight into when anxiety levels rise.

“We want to reduce problem behaviour and increase the amount of what we call, teachable moments,” said mechanical engineering graduate Andrea Palmer. “It would have a huge impact at home, in the classroom or in daily routines.”