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 […]
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. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzQcL6t9hpI&w=575]
The new book Technology Tools for Students with Autism: Innovations that Enhance Independence and Learning, published this month by Brookes Publishing, features two chapters authored by STAR Group members! Gillian and Jed are authors on the chapter “Using Mobile Technologies to Support Students in Work Transition Programs”, and Gillian is also an author on the […]
Congrats to Gillian, who recently spoke at the UCInsights conference titled “The Autism Spectrum: Help and Hope” about her research on technologies for autism. STAR PhD students Sen Hirano and Kate Ringland also presented demos of their autism technologies projects, vSked and SensoryPaint.
SensoryPaint is an interactive surface with the capability of superimposing the user’s reflection on a projected surface and “painting” this surface with balls of different textures and colors, which was designed to augment traditional therapies. This software uses a Kinect to detect the movements of the user and the balls. The user’s image is reflected on the screen, as well as their shadow superimposed on their reflection.
Many members of the STAR group (and our alumni and friends) demonstrated some awesome technologies at the Beckman Center on Saturday to nearly 150 members of the community, including parents, clinicians, teachers, therapists, other researchers, and more. The event was a great success with nearly every attendee demanding more in the future! We are looking […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Interactive Visual Supports for Children with Autism Gillian R. Hayes, Sen Hirano, Gabriela Marcu, Mohamad Monibi, David H. Nguyen, and Michael Yeganyan Interventions to support children with autism often include the use of visual supports, which are cognitive tools to enable learning and the production of language. Although visual supports are effective in helping to […]