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November 19, 2019In the last decade, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) prevalence in the U.S. increased by over 200%, affecting 1 in 40 children.1,2 Autism is estimated to affect 2% of children worldwide,2,3 and has become one of the most pressing pediatric health concerns globally.4,5,6,7 Standard approaches to diagnosis, such as the Autism... Continue Reading »
July 17, 2019The New York Times recently published an article on the Autism Glass project. Check out the article featuring our research below! Google Glass May Have an Afterlife as a Device to Teach Autistic Children Continue Reading »
July 10, 2019The Wall Lab has been very busy these past few months with four new papers published: First, “Outgroup Machine Learning Approach Identifies Single Nucleotide Variants in Noncoding DNA Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder”, was published to the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. This paper investigates the role of noncoding variation in... Continue Reading »
April 02, 2019Happy World Autism Awareness Day! The Wall Lab’s very own PI, Dr. Dennis Wall, was recently featured on the radio show, “The Future of Everything” with Dr. Russ Altman. There, they discuss about the bottlenecks surrounding autism diagnosis and the potential solutions that may alleviate these difficulties through the Wall... Continue Reading »
Virtually all interactive technological developments rely on extensive libraries of labeled images of human emotion. Nonetheless, children are significantly underrepresented in these sources and thus the classifiers trained on these databases are not optimized for pediatric autism research.39 Embracing the challenge, our team recently developed a Charades-style mobile game GuessWhat.stanford.edu, which engages children with autism and their families in a fun and convenient interaction that reinforces prosocial learning while simultaneously generating data for diagnostic and therapeutic AI development.39, 40 This is where you come in.
We need your help to develop the app’s capabilities! In an effort to corroborate and further increase GuessWhat?’s clinical efficacy, we are currently enrolling parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to participate in a fun research study!
Interested? Find out more by signing up on kidsfirst.stanford.edu/guesswhat!
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Autism Glass in New York Times 17 Jul 2019
Updates from the Past Few Months 10 Jul 2019