Smart Glass Technology for Autism – Dr Ned Sahin

Posted on: February 9, 2017
Last Updated: November 10, 2023

Dr. Ned Sahin is an award-winning Harvard and MIT-trained neuroscientist and inventor, and he has been recognized as a “40 under 40” business leader by Boston Business Journal. He is considered a visionary on the future of the brain and neurotechnology. He is particularly passionate about creating transformative technologies to help people with brain conditions, and he founded Brain Power, a company that has produced the Brain Power System, the world’s first smart glass technology for people with autism.

Author Quotes  

The Brain Power System is the world’s first wearable classroom for autism.  

The behaviours here aren’t just incidental or just symptoms, they are the point… and fixing the impairment early in life rewrites the brain [we think] and we’re trying to find that out in full HiDef. 

 We don’t think of symptoms of autism, we think of life skills and remedial training, or extra special and highly tailored training. 

What is Autism?

According to the NIH, Autism is a Brain disorder that begins in early childhood and persists throughout adulthood. It affects three crucial areas of development: communication, social interaction, and creative or imaginative play.

autism and brain power system

What is Brain Power Philosophy?

Brain Power Philosophy

What is the Brain Power System? 

The Brain Power System

He concludes this short presentation with an overview of how children with autism are very receptive to wearing this device, even in cases where the extent of autism is such that they were not expected to respond positively.

Take-Home Messages  

  • The cause of autism is unknown and incidence rates are increasing 
  • There is an unmet need in medicine and education which can be fulfilled by technology 
  • Autism is a learning challenge rather than a disease 


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  1. Autism and Wearable Tech – Life Skills and Emotional Recognition- Dr. Ned Sahin