AutoPlay : An objective system for the evaluation of very young children's ludic development (7320)

En valorisation
Début / Fin
01.01.2017 - 31.12.2018
Domaine(s) d'expertise
Enfance, adolescence, jeunesse
Situations de handicaps, incapacités
Troubles neurocomportementaux et neurodéveloppementaux, autisme
Sources de financement
BREF 2016 "Soziale Innovation"
Rossini-Drecq Emmanuelle (SUPSI - Scuola universitaria professionale de la Svizzera italiana)
Papandrea Michela (SUPSI - Scuola universitaria professionale de la Svizzera italiana)
Faraci Francesca (SUPSI - Scuola universitaria professionale de la Svizzera italiana)
Thommen Coletti Evelyne (HETSL)
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AutoPlay project goal is to give emphasis to the importance of «play» since the very early age. It will establish an innovative and powerful methodology for objective and free-of-context conditioning observation of infants' (9-15 months) ludic development. The long term objective of AutoPlay is reaching a social systematic change of how ludic behaviour is observed, analysed and considered for evaluating and identifying early signs of neurodevelopmental disorders and social problems.

The project present a novel and multidisciplinary approach that integrates social, health, technical, informatics, and statistical analysis expertise, aiming at defining a classification methodology for monitoring the toy-usage in infants. To achieve this goal, it exploits a set of augmented toys instrumented with specific sensors, and finally used by infants in a natural ludic environment, in order to characterize playing activities and to identify possible anomalies.

La prof. Evelyne Thommen participe au Comité de suivi de ce projet comme experte.