Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
Sunday 2nd July
In this talk I will show recent work from the University of Twente, the Netherlands, regarding designing technological tools and support for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our university coordinates the EU DE-ENIGMA project, which aims to robust, context-sensitive, multimodal and naturalistic human-robot interaction (HRI) aimed at enhancing the social imagination skills of children with autism. Within this project we focus on analysing and designing for verbal- and non-verbal interactions between children with ASD and their counterpartners (therapists, parents, or a social robot). Next to that we are involved in Powertools, which is explicitly a co-design project in which independent living adults with ASD are actively involved in the design of interactive tools to empower a person in dealing with the challenges of everyday life, focusing mostly tools for emotion regulation, structuring the day and social interactions.