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Smartphone app 'helps autistic users alleviate stress'

A prototype smartphone app has been developed by researchers at Lancaster University to record and alleviate the stress experienced by people with autism.

When users squeeze a pressure-sensitive ball, the app logs the information to show moments of social anxiety.

The app also responds to the data, sending a message to a friend or relative asking for help when the user undergoes high levels of stress.

The BBC's Victoria Gill reports.

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  • 05 Sep 2014
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