Assistance of IoT in Overcoming Challenges Related To Autism Spectrum Disorder

Assistance of IoT in Overcoming Challenges Related To Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sruthi Rajesh , Sheril Sophia D’couto

Sruthi Rajesh , Sheril Sophia D’couto "Assistance of IoT in Overcoming Challenges Related To Autism Spectrum Disorder" Published in International Journal of Trend in Research and Development (IJTRD), ISSN: 2394-9333, Special Issue | NCPCIT-18 , September 2018, URL:

Growth of technology in the last decade have led to the invention of small connected devices extensively referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT based gadgets (medical devices, sensors) are found to have potential applicability in the health care domain. It generally has a great impact on the life of people, particularly for disabled people in the areas of using information, communication and carrying out day to day activities. Autism, a neurodevelopment disorder, has many advantages which it can leverage by integrating IoT technology for its treatment and early detection. IoT helps to uncover hidden emotions of autistic people and it is a powerful method of learning medium for individuals with autism. It has been noted that most of the autistic people are fascinated and influenced by smart gadgets accessible around them. In this review paper, we focus on IoT based smart gadgets designed for individuals with autism. The purpose of this paper is to study various IoT based smart devices that aid an autistic person in overcoming the behavior problems and challenges faced during communication and social interaction. We reviewed and observed several research papers in the last decade. The literature review results in the proposal of classification of these smart devices based on the challenges faced by autistic people such as problems with communication, difficulties in social interaction and behavioral problems such as stress, restrictive and repetitive actions where these gadgets could have a positive impact. This paper also discuss some areas in autism with more advancement and involvement of IoT to improve the quality of life for individual suffering Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

IoT; Autism; Smart Gadgets;

Special Issue | NCPCIT-18 , September 2018


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