MyDayLight : How to design a light system for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder that supports them in self-reliance?

Sánchezg Guzmán, L.G. (2017) MyDayLight : How to design a light system for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder that supports them in self-reliance?

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Abstract:This bachelor thesis tries to further the research and development of the project MyDayLight. MyDayLight is an ongoing project since 2014 part of Powertools. It has been done in collaboration with the Philadelphia Care Institute, University of Twente and the University of Applied Science of Utrecht. MyDayLight helps empower adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder by giving them a tool to help them motivate themselves to do and organize household tasks. The product consists of lamps that work as alarms in light form. The user can place one of these lamps in the area where the task should happen, this way they will know which task they need to do depending on the location. They can also input their mood about doing the task. This gives them a moment to reflect on their day and the information will, later on, be used to get feedback from their caretakers. This graduation report shows literature research on making persuasive health technology for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as the process of building a working prototype for MyDayLight. Finally, this report shows the expert review done to the prototype. The conclusion of the project is that to design a light system for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder to support them in self-reliance it is important to make the system customizable and take into account the senses sensibility of the users. Key Words: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), empowerment, caregivers, Persuasive Health Technology
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:01 general works
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/71728
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