Two Oregon Episcopal School Students Advance to Nationals in Siemens Math Science & Technology Contest With Project They Think Could Help Autistic ChildrenBy Owen, Wendy; Oregonian,
Publication Date: November 17, 2010
Article describes an invention in development by two high school students that helps children with autism identify and interpret emotions. The inventors, who have received a provisional patent for the device, say it would fit like a watch on the wrist of a child with autism, would read the vocal emotions of someone talking to the child and display them on the face of the device in the form of little faces or colors. The algorithm for the invention written by the students resulted in a 60 percent accuracy rating in reading emotions in speech. Having already been named regional finalists of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology at the time the article was published, the inventors were to represent Oregon at the National Finals held in Washington, D.C., for a chance to win the 100,000 first prize.
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