KASPAR Capable Of Helping Children With Autism

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is among the most common mental disorders. According to the National Autistic Society there are 700,000 people with some form of autism in the UK. Although there are relatively many people with autism there is still no cure. Hope resides in making the lives of people with ASD easier using social robots. Earlier this year researchers at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with Adelante, Heliomare, University of Siena, University of Hertfordshire, Proteion and Sevagram published their findings on using social robots in healthcare. Continue reading “KASPAR Capable Of Helping Children With Autism”

Internet Addiction Analysed

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The arrival of the Internet and the devices that allow us to use it have unleashed an information revolution, allowing us to learn and communicate in ways our parents could only have dreamed of.

Although they’ve had a clearly positive impact, these developments have also introduced new problems. In this article I have a closer look at computer addiction, more specifically Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) or Problematic Internet use (PIU). Continue reading “Internet Addiction Analysed”

Children On The Computer May Greatly Damage Social Development

Children as young as three are increasingly using computers, while parents spend more time on their smartphone and tablet as well.

Since young children require a large amount of social human-interaction to develop essential social skills like empathy countries such as Ireland call for a debate on how cyberspace should be controlled. Continue reading “Children On The Computer May Greatly Damage Social Development”