Iranian Researchers Focusing on Robotic Technology to Treat Autism Disorder

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 14:39

Iranian researchers are focusing on robotic technology and smart systems to treat neuro developmental disorder in patients suffering from autism.

According to an IRNA report, the research project is carried out by Sharif University of Technology, University of Tehran and Shahid Beheshti University with the support of cognitive sciences and technologies council of vice presidency for science and technology.

In this regard, the council member Mohammad Hossein Maqami stated that one of the plans in this project is related to robotics and smart systems for rehabilitation of patients suffering from autism.

He continued that the second plan is in the area of primary screening of autism and rehabilitation of people suffering from autism. The third plan focuses on compiling and publishing eight educational packages of documentaries on autism.

Four different groups carry out pioneering projects on autism, addiction, neurodevelopmental disorder and Deep brain stimulation (DBS) so far, he added.

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of complex brain development disorders. This umbrella term covers conditions such as autism and Asperger syndrome. These disorders are characterized by difficulties in social interaction and communication and a restricted and repetitive repertoire of interests and activities.

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