Evan's Gate: An App Helps Keep Autism Demons at BayBy Drummond, Mike; Inventors Digest,
Publication Date: February 2010
Article features an iPhone app which allows parents and caregivers to communicate tasks to an autistic child through images. Developed by the parents of a boy with an autism spectrum disorder, iPrompts includes several hundred images that help to guide an autistic child through everyday tasks as well as to express emotions and desires. Users can call up images and arrange them in sequence, visually setting expectations of an upcoming event such as going to a restaurant. Parents and caregivers can also upload their own images and use the iPhone’s global positioning system (GPS) capability to create a scenario. Upgrades to iPrompts underway at the time the article was written include voice prompting as well as data tracking, capturing and recording of a variety of environmental and dietary information from users which may offer clues to better ways to control unwanted behavior.
Assistive Products Discussed: IPROMPTS
Published by: Inventors Digest, LLC (Website:http://www.inventorsdigest.com/)
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