Monthly Archives: August 2016

You could never have guessed it, but it’s been confirmed by scientists that the way children play iPad games could reveal if they are autistic. As said by the University of Strathclyde, those with autism tend to use greater force and different gestures while playing on a tablet.

During the study, children with autism played games that were able to measure their movements and gestures and it was revealed they used greater force and with a different distribution than those who develop typically. The study, which was published in the Nature group journal Scientific Reports, stated: “We decided to test whether or not we could identify autism-specific motor patterns in the gameplay of children as they engaged with a smart tablet computer (iPad mini) under natural conditions and with minimal instructions.” More work is likely to follow in the common months so stay tuned for ongoing updates.