Development of Safe AR-LEAD and VR-LEAD for Autism

It is estimated that more than 2 million people in India are affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The intervention of ASD in India is more geared towards traditional methods involving parents, physicians, and educators. The traditional interventions can be grouped into 4 different approaches: developmental, behavioral, cognitive, and therapeutic. In Autism Disorder, children face difficulties in social interaction, developing behavior and communication. We identified these problems in some kids in our surroundings. To discuss the problem, we visited the Head of the Department, Psychiatry Department from Rajindra Government Medical College and Hospital Patiala, Punjab, and found that it is not easy to implement AR directly on the Autism Kids.

This project aims to create an AR-based application (AR-LEAD) for treating autism in rodents. A pre-clinical study would be conducted to analyze rodents’ oxidative stress parameters, neurotransmitter levels, apoptotic markers, and neuroinflammatory biomarkers. The outcomes of this project would aid in the development of similar AR/VR applications that can be used for autism patients in the future for clinical trials.

Achievements

Meet the Team

  • Anjali

    Ph.D. Scholar (Computer Science Engg.)
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Shubham Kumar

    College of Pharmacy (Year-II)
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Dr. Thakur Gurjeet Singh

    Assistant Dean & HOD
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Dr. Nitin Saluja

    Associate Director (CURIN)
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Dr. Gurjinder Singh

    Assistant Professor, CURIN
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Debarshi Ghosh

    Assistant Professor, CURIN
    Chitkara University, Punjab

Contact Information

Anjali
Email – anjali@chitkara.edu.in
Mobile – 8146690075