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.


Wearable Cognitive Assistant

June 11th, 2015 by STAR | No Comments

Wearable Cognitive Assistant

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


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 […]


Hayes Receives Google Glass Accessibility Award!

March 4th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Hayes Receives Google Glass Accessibility Award!

Congratulations to Gillian Hayes and her collaborators Don Patterson (UCI Informatics) and Monica Tentori (CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico), whose proposal “Wearable Visual Supports for People with Autism Spectrum and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders” has been accepted to receive a Google Glass Accessibility Award from Google Inc.! Gillian, Don, and Monica will receive Google Glass devices as well […]


Ringland and Haimson to Present Research at AGS Symposium!

February 28th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Ringland and Haimson to Present Research at AGS Symposium!

Congratulations to Kate Ringland and Oliver Haimson, who were both selected to present at the first annual UC Irvine AGS Symposium. The Symposium will be held on April 18, 2014 on the first floor of the UCI Student Center. Kate will be presenting her SensoryPaint research, and Oliver will be presenting his work on analyzing […]


Interactive Technologies for Autism, New Book Co-Authored by Hayes, Published Online!

December 3rd, 2013 by STAR | No Comments

Interactive Technologies for Autism, New Book Co-Authored by Hayes, Published Online!

The new book Interactive Technologies for Autism: Synthesis Lectures on Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-Preserving Technologies, co-authored by Gillian Hayes and published by Morgan & Claypool Publishers, is now published online! Development, deployment, and evaluation of interactive technologies for individuals with autism have been rapidly increasing over the last decade. There is great promise for the […]


Dr. Hayes Speaker at California Senate Hearing on Autism!

November 13th, 2013 by STAR | No Comments

Dr. Hayes Speaker at California Senate Hearing on Autism!

This morning, Gillian gave a speech as part of the California Senate Subcommittee on Autism hearing! Catch Gillian in the video of the live-stream starting around 1:10:10.