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.
Video modeling has been demonstrated to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in learning a variety of skills.This involves watching recorded videos of others (peer modeling) or oneself (self modeling) modeling positive behavior or successfully completing a task. The ubiquitous nature of mobile technologies provides an opportunity to make video modeling more connected to the activities people are trying to accomplish.
The death of a loved one can be a challenging time for survivors who are left to manage the deceased’s affairs. In many cases, our increasing amount of online data is exacerbating this issue. Our social media lives create vast quantities of personal data that remain after we die. However, these data are not like other assets that we include in wills or testaments. They are connected to a large number of friends who survive us, all with diverse needs.
Evaluation of the pairs of children with autism’s social relationships behaviors observed during Zody iPad game and Lego play sets.
Individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders often experience sensory perception impairments, which can lead to challenges such as sensitivity to loud noises or irritation from specific textures on their skin. Atypical movement, such as rocking, can be exhibited as compensation for this sensory perception impairment. Currently, therapists use dance therapy to stimulate the various […]
The goal of WellConnect is to improve mental health services for low-income urban youth by increasing this population’s awareness of their own mental health. Smartphones grant opportunity for improved care. Through the use of smart phones, the individuals will be able to monitor their daily activities.
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.
The hackathon phenomenon has taken the world by storm, but corporate priorities of recruitment and production conflict with participants’ intention to learn from the hackathon experience. What factors in hackathons promote learning? How does that learning transfer to school and work? How well do computer science learning outcomes map to learning that happens in hackathons?
Large format refreshable tactile displays, to the extent that they exist, are traditionally far too costly for the individuals that need them most. In this project we are exploring the use of 3D printing and low cost electronics to build modular refreshable displays that communicate digital information tactilely for people with visual impairment. Establishing new […]
Research Team: Lynn Dombrowski, Gillian R. Hayes, Melissa Mazmanian Food inequality is large social problem faced by many lower-socioeconomic individuals. As food assistance demands rise, hunger-based nonprofits struggle to help their communities fulfill local food needs. This work examines how technology can support the goals of hunger-focused nonprofits. Novel technological systems can address large social […]