New Publication Available on Zody iPad Game

June 11th, 2015 by STAR | No Comments

New Publication Available on Zody iPad Game

A new publication by LouAnne Boyd and her coauthors is now available on the ACM digital library. Abstract: This article describes how collaborative assistive technologies, housed on off-the-shelf, low-cost platforms such as the iPad, can be used to facilitate social relationships in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Through an empirical study of the use […]


Zody iPad Game

June 11th, 2015 by STAR | No Comments

Zody iPad Game

Evaluation of the pairs of children with autism’s social relationships behaviors observed during Zody iPad game and Lego play sets.


STAR Ubicomp 2014 Best Paper Honorable Mentions!

September 15th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

STAR Ubicomp 2014 Best Paper Honorable Mentions!

Two STAR papers were chosen as Honorable Mentions for Best Paper awards at Ubicomp 2014! Ringland, K., Zalapa, R., Neal, M., Escobedo, L., Tentori, M., and Hayes, G.R. et al SensoryPaint: A Multimodal Sensory Intervention for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Proceedings of Ubicomp 2014. Matic, A., Hayes, G.R., Tentori, M., Abdullah, M., and Schuck, S. […]


Hayes Featured in Calit2 Newsroom!

September 2nd, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Hayes Featured in Calit2 Newsroom!

Gillian Hayes’ and STAR’s work was featured in UCI’s Calit2 Newsroom in an article on Technology and Autism! Can technology benefit those with autism? UCI professor Gillian Hayes thinks it can and does. Hayes, whose primary academic appointment is in Informatics (she also has appointments in education and pediatrics) told this week’s SURF-IT seminar series lunchtime […]


Wong Awarded Summer Undergraduate Research Program Grant!

June 18th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Wong Awarded Summer Undergraduate Research Program Grant!

Congratulations to STAR undergraduate Tiffany Wong, who was awarded a UC Irvine Summer Undergraduate Research Program Grant/Fellowship in support of the research project “vSked: Visual Schedules for Autism”! Tiffany will be working with Gillian Hayes and Sen Hirano this summer.


Pina and Hayes’ Work Featured in PsychCentral and British Psychological Society!

June 12th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Pina and Hayes’ Work Featured in PsychCentral and British Psychological Society!

Laura Pina and Gillian Hayes’ work on ADHD parenting strategies was recently featured in both PsychCentral and The British Psychological Association! PsychCentral: “New App Helps ADHD Moms Manage Stress” “Instead of focusing an individual in need we are looking at how to build and design technology for the family as a whole and what’s beneficial […]


Pina and Hayes’ Work Featured in Medical News Today!

June 10th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Pina and Hayes' Work Featured in Medical News Today!

Congratulations to Laura Pina and Gillian Hayes, whose work was featured recently in Medical News Today in an article titled “Stress measured and advice delivered by app to help parents cope in real time“. Computer scientists at Microsoft Research and the University of California, San Diego have developed a system that combines a mobile application […]


Hayes Featured in Zocalo Public Square

May 13th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Hayes Featured in Zocalo Public Square

A short article by Gillian titled “There’s actually an app for that” was recently published in Zocalo Public Square, a journalism project from Arizona State University. Now, people have been using computers for kids with autism for decades. So, that’s not new, but what we do have in the last few years is the advent […]


Autism AppJam

May 1st, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Autism AppJam

The 2nd Annual UCI Autism AppJam was a huge success! Over 25 teams created applications to help people with autism and their families. Gillian Hayes and Kate Ringland are quoted in a recent article in the O.C. Register:. UC Irvine graduate student Kate Ringland’s team created a dance therapy application for Kinect. The application challenges […]


Registration is Open for Autism AppJam

March 27th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Registration is Open for Autism AppJam

Make a difference! Win cash Prizes! Build an application for persons with Autism. Open to all majors, schools, and campuses. Register HERE. Students can apply as individuals, pairs, trios, or teams of up to 5, and we will arrange final teams of 5 from those submissions. You do not have to have any background in autism nor […]