Wearable Technology for Children with ADHD

We are delighted to be hosting Ms Nouf Alromaih’s talk titled, “A wearable technology for eliminating detractors and improving the attention of children with ADHD.” Nouf is a lecturer at the Information Technology Department at King Saud University, and PhD candidate and the University of York in the United Kingdom.

The session will be held this Friday, 15th of May from 10-11PM. Ms. Nouf provides the following synopsis for her talk:

Attention disorders including ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is considered one of the most prevalent disorders. The prevalence of ADHD in the various studies conducted in Saudi Arabia ranges from 3.4% to 13.5%, with a mean of 7.8% amongst children and adolescents. ADHD is categorized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Inattention is tightly connected with being easily distracted by both audible and visual distractors. This leads to many devastating consequences including failure at finishing tasks that requires attention such as homeworks and exams. A wearable technology that would eliminate both types of distractors and improves attention would be so beneficial for children with ADHD.

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