New technology to help children with Autism
MICHELANGELO - a current research project partially funded by the European Commission (FP7- ICT G.A. # 288241) - intends to bring the assessment and the therapy of the autism out of the clinical environment and develop a patient-centric home- based intervention requiring a minimal human involvement and therefore extremely cost effective.
The project exploits ICT and other technologies in assessing and treating the Autistic Spectrum Disorder in children in a more “natural” home environment where non-obtrusive techniques will be used.
At the same time the proposed method aims at enhancing the effectiveness of the treatment through its “intensiveness” and “personalization” matching the individual characteristics of the autistic children.
MICHELANGELO project is expected to have impacts from the medical, social and economic perspectives. The results of its research work will be validated through an exploratory study with autistic children in France and in Italy.
October, 22nd and 23rd, 2013
The 5th Plenary meeting of the MICHELANGELO project was held in Paris on the 22nd and 23rd October 2013. The partners from Pierre et Marie Curie University who hosted this meeting welcomed all the participants to the two day meeting.
MICHELANGELO at the 13th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)
Atlanta (U.S.A.) May 14-17, 2014
The IMFAR meeting was held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA from 14th to 17th of May 2014 and it offered a wonderful opportunity to have an overview of the most recent researches in a wide variety of fields related to ASD and to foster networking among researchers from all over the world that share common interests.
ITASD Conference of Paris in October
Paris (France), 3rd to the 4th of October 2014
The 2nd International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Autism will take place in Paris on October 3 and 4, 2014 at the Pasteur Institute. This year the conference will focus on how digital technologies can be used to improve the daily lives of people with autism.