Ascmei.T. - An online tool to capture new digital and technological ideas and facilitate the development of new products to help individuals on the autistic spectrum

Lisa Austin, Mark Brosnan, Sarah Parsons, Judith Good, Nicola Yuill

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Abstract

Our app, ASCMEI.T. encourages people on the autistic spectrum; their parents, carers, teachers and connected professionals, to suggest digital and technical solutions to help people with autism. The app allows people to record and upload videos, demonstrating ideas that could help people with autism in daily life. These videos were collected on a private video channel called VIMEO, with examples shared on the ASCMEI.T. web-site to encourage wider participation with the app. Subsequently, the collated ideas were evaluated by researchers for novelty and potential value for people with autism and it is envisaged that one of the ideas would be suitable for a kick starter fund raising project to run later this year. Currently an analysis of the submissions is being carried out to identify whether or not existing products are actually already available.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2016 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450343374
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2016
Event9th ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2016 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 29 Jun 20161 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume29-June-2016

Conference

Conference9th ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2016
CountryGreece
CityCorfu
Period29/06/161/07/16

Keywords

  • Autistic Spectrum
  • Crowd sourcing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Austin, L., Brosnan, M., Parsons, S., Good, J., & Yuill, N. (2016). Ascmei.T. - An online tool to capture new digital and technological ideas and facilitate the development of new products to help individuals on the autistic spectrum. In 9th ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2016 - Conference Proceedings (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; Vol. 29-June-2016). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2910674.2910731