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”
Technology giant Apple is going to pledge against a new law in Nebraska that should make it easier for consumers to repair their own computer devices. According to a source from Motherboard an Apple representative will hold a pledge on 9 March during an official hearing about the law. Continue reading “Apple Against New Repair Law”
The alarm goes off, it’s time to wake up. Hurry because work already starts in two hours. Just before you step into the car you eat your breakfast and at the same time you tie your shoes and watch the latest news headlines on your smartphone. Continue reading “Can you read till the end of this post?”
An increasing number of students has access to PCs, tablets and smartphones. These devices are not only fun for children, but also provide access to an infinite amount of information and a means of instantaneous global communication. This makes it worth to consider if these devices could be used to replace teachers. Continue reading “Can Computers Replace Teachers?”
Grumpy Cat, Maru and Snoopy are just a few examples of cats that became world famous on the web. But why are cats so popular on the web? In this post some explanations to the popularity of the phenomenon. Continue reading “Why Are Cats So Popular On The Web?”
Psychologists at the University of Exeter and Cardiff University have created a new online computer game that helps people control their snacking and lose weight. Continue reading “Psychologists Create Computer Game That Helps Losing Weight”
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 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”