Empowering independent living for people with autism: Designing supportive, low-cost, interactive e-health environments

Winslow Burleson, Naomi Newman, Ryan Brotman

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Abstract

An investigation of the Caregiver Autism Residential E-health (CARE) system, a low-cost, end-user deployable smart home technology, has been evaluated for its potential as an empowering assistive technology for adults living with autism. It allows adults living with autism and their caregivers to create personalized smart home interventions that provide motivational support for activities of daily living, social relationships, and safer behaviors. This is achieved through the use of a ubiquitous computing system composed of off-the-shelf consumer electronic technologies. The Environmental Rating Scale (ERS), designed to assess residential interventions for people living with autism, guided the development and evaluation of CARE/ERS heuristics and interaction scenarios. The contributions of this investigation, advanced through an iterative design process involving expert reviewers, caregivers, and end-users in a patient centered approach for the design of actualizing e-health interventions, can be readily applied to a broad range of residential circumstances that improve quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPersuasive Technology
Subtitle of host publicationDesign for Health and Safety - 7th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2012, Proceedings
Pages13-30
Number of pages18
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 13 2012
Event7th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2012 - Linkoping, Sweden
Duration: Jun 6 2012Jun 8 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7284 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other7th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2012
CountrySweden
CityLinkoping
Period6/6/126/8/12

Keywords

  • Assistive Technology
  • Autism
  • E-Health
  • Multimedia Services
  • Smart Homes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Burleson, W., Newman, N., & Brotman, R. (2012). Empowering independent living for people with autism: Designing supportive, low-cost, interactive e-health environments. In Persuasive Technology: Design for Health and Safety - 7th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2012, Proceedings (pp. 13-30). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7284 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31037-9_2