Last updated: 08/05/2013
Closing date: 08/05/2014
A Russian small scientific enterprise from Krasnodar developed a software on a basis of modern mobile platforms for personal development of autistic children, integrating the systematized and practically proved techniques for autism diagnostics and treatment, as well as a specially developed application interface.
The company is looking for a partner for technical cooperation or commercial agreement with technical assistance.
Today, there exists a number of products designed to stimulate the development of child abilities, but none of them was created with account that a user may be sick of autism. Most of existing games and mobile applications do not solve the problems of the development of sick children's abilities, and moreover, they often have poor implementation and lack scientific methodology.
A group of high-skilled specialists from Krasnodar region analysed and generalised the existing methods of diagnosis and development of children with autism. On the basis of this analysis, the authors developed a formal automated technique. This methodology was successfully tested in specialized schools of Krasnodar area.
The method of correction and development of autistic children consists of 100 programs of a various directions. Each program assumes performance of definite actions in a strict sequence and fixation of the child’s reaction with the help of the software running on the platform of Apple iPad tablet computer. A specially designed interface allows the child to fulfill the tasks set by the application easily and with pleasure.
The main innovation of this type of application is that the diagnosis of the disease and the development of a child are carried out automatically, on the basis of formal, standard research methodologies in the form of a game. The progress of the development is monitored by the application, the resulting data are stored in an electronic database by the application support service that allows doctors/trainers to correct the training program for a particular child, taking into account the severity of the disease and the progress achieved.
According to the results of the analysis, the tutor forms the program for development of an autistic patient from available modules. The module, in this case, is understood as a separate variant of the developing program, which can be loaded into the program by means of the support service.
The novelty of the offered solution is that diagnosing of disease and development of a child is automated, basing on the formalized, standard scientific techniques and in the form of a game.
Combination of modern techniques with a system of special tasks, possibilities of the modern mobile platforms and the special interface allows training and developing of a child in a mobile and specialised way, regardless of his/her physical capacities.
The advantage of the software is also its modularity and scalability that allows adding new modules and developing tests after the realization of the existing ones. Thus, the principle "from simple to complex" will be realized.
Partner expertise sought:
- Type of partner sought: IT industry, medical and educational research
- Specific area of activity of the partner: Software development. Development of techniques for children with disabilities.
- Task to be performed by the partner sought: Joint further development and engineering
National medical certification, if demanded.
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