Why movement patterns?
A child’s behaviour is a mirror of what is going on inside his or her mind. Certain behaviours can be markers for particular developmental disorders. Our technology aims to identify these markers through research based movement patterns. For example, the tell tale behavioural markers for autism include avoiding eye contact and displaying repetitive movements. However, there are also much more subtle behaviours that may indicate developmental problems and we are investigating these using our touch-based technology.
Why we use tablets?
Unlike EEG-based or eye-tracking technologies, tablets are considerably affordable and widely available. They are also powerful data-collecting devices: sensitive to touch and movement, they allow us to gather information on many levels. For these reasons, we decided to develop solutions based on touch technology.