Skip to content

Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 15 April 2021)

printicon

Collaborative mixed-reality aid for children with autism

Research project People with autism can often experience that new situations are stressful and causing anxiety. The goal of the project is to develop a mixed reality tool, in which an intelligent software agent continuously analyzing how the user interacts with the simulated situation, and change the simulation in real time in order to challenge the user and personalize the experience.

The tool leads a transformation from static to adaptive aids that learn together with the individual. The tool will support the target group to participate in everyday activities that fall outside the established routine. Activities that can be linked to work life as well as school and leisure. For example, family dinners, parties, doctor's visits, government contacts and the like. Through the aid, the target group will gain greater independence and freedom in life.

Head of project

Project overview

Project period:

2019-04-01 2020-09-01

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Computing Science

Research area

Computing science

External funding

Vinnova

External funding