Smart Technology Devices Can Aid Kids With ADHD and Autism

Smartphones, digital watches and apps are being tested on children with ADHD and autism to help them be better organized.

Smartphones, digital calendars, and apps aren’t just helpful for the ordinary person trying to maintain a work and personal life schedule. Researchers believe that in addition to helping old and working-age people, smartphone apps can aid children and young people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

For the past year, researchers from SINTEF in Norway tried out these different technologies among four kids with ADHD. They hoped it could help the children keep appointments, complete tasks, and remember little things in their daily lives whereas they’d normally struggle to do so. A combination of images, sounds, or words would appear on the screens of smart watches, smartphones, or tablets.

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