Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often demonstrate impairments in social skills. Social skills training is an effective way to develop age and functioning-level social skills to be used in a variety of situations. One successful curriculum that is currently in use in schools for teaching social skills to students with ASD is the Social Compass.
There is no doubt that improving health care in the United States is a major focus for politicians on both sides of the aisle, corporations, and patient advocates. In many cases, information technology is hoped to be the solution to a variety of problems in health care…
We are designing, developing, and deploying an innovative and feasible mobile solution for collecting infant and caregiver observations of daily living (ODLs), sharing these data with their clinical providers, and visualizing and summarizing these data for both the parents and clinicians caring for these children. This system, called Estrellita, has been shown to be helpful in preliminary pilot studies, and now we are expanding its capabilities and evaluating Estrellita in a longitudinal field deployment.
The goal of WellConnect is to improve mental health services for low-income urban youth. A range of factors current prevent a successful treatment, including: Missed Appointments Poor Medication Adherence Stigma Limited Access to Care Smartphones grant more opportunity for improved care. The current WellConnect prototype makes use of the Android platform but could be extended [...]
Researchers: Leslie Liu and Gillian Hayes Personal health records have enormous potential to improve both health documentation and patient care. The introduction and adoption of these systems however, has have been relatively slow. We conducted three different types of studies focused on evaluating PHR systems: a traditional usability evaluation, clinician interviews, and a heuristic evaluation. [...]
Proper hygiene habits are essential for the short and long-term health benefits they provide. They are also key independent living skills for full integration within modern society. A variety of books have been written on the subject, but these provide little to help prompt, remind, and instruct on a daily basis. Mobile technologies provide the [...]
We investigate people’s concerns about recording technologies in everyday life. We apply the Concern for Information Privacy (CFIP) model to shed light on information privacy concerns towards pervasive and ubiquitous tracking and recording technologies and identify areas not well handled by this model and suggest avenues for future work.
Project: Visual schedules and choice boards are tools used in current best practices for helping children with autism and other special needs. These non-verbal kids need help communicating their choices, understanding time and activities, and so on. We are working with Windows SmartPhone, Linux small displays, and large touchscreen-enabled platforms to develop solutions that ease [...]
For many people living with ASD, remembering detailed schedules can be challenging. However, the static representations of those schedules that are normally used as supports do not represent the dynamic nature of life. A well planned day can be disrupted by a late bus or cancelled work. ActivityCoach is a mobile application that provides dynamic [...]
Food assistance outreach workers assist clients in applying for governmental nutrition assistance programs utilizing both offline and online application systems. These outreach workers make e-Government applications and services accessible to their client populations, by engaging in extensive human effort on behalf of their clients by negotiating information exchanges between governmental organizations and individual clients, fostering client and government relationships, and non-directly supporting and explaining underlying governmental processes to clients.