What if you could predict what will happen 60 seconds from now?

Goodwin and his team outfitted the children with biosensors—like the one pictured here—that measured movements, heart rate, skin surface temperature, and perspiration. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

For some people with severe autism, aggressive behavior is common. Oftentimes they can’t communicate, so when they’re stressed, they either fight or flee. But what if there were a device that could predict those outbursts by monitoring physiological changes? That way, their bodies could speak for themselves. 

In this episode, we talk to Matthew Goodwin (associate professor of behavioral science and personal health informatics).