Video: Wearable sensors pick up early signs of autism

Audio and motion-sensor recordings offer a remote window into a baby’s first years and make it easier for families to participate in research.

As wearable sensors have become lighter and cheaper, they have found their way into a range of fitness trackers and health apps. They monitor our movement and record our heart rhythms. They can even gauge the quality of our sleep. For autism researchers, wearable sensors are providing a novel way to track early development. Click on the image above to watch this video report.