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Upstate Researchers Tackle Toilet Training for Autistic Children

Monday, May 6, 2013

Researchers in upstate New York have developed a wearable sensor system that will help toilet train autistic children. The device, created at the University of Rochester, involves a moisture pager that can connect to a smartphone app and alert caregivers to accidents.

It seems like something that you would think already exists, and it doesn't, says Stephen McAleavey, a biomedical engineering professor, and part of the team that developed the technology. So the goal with this was to develop a wireless device that could be used to monitor children - for when they're having an accident - and to try to make it as easy to use for the parents or the caregivers as possible.

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