Visual Watch is a time management and an image recognition tool designed specifically for people with Autism.
The Visual Watch concept tackles two issues. Sense/Management of Time and it also creates a more mobile image recognition system that uses digital rather than physical flashcards.
With this product, my goal is to increase autistic children's communication abilities and ultimately to ensure better inclusion into society.
Visual Watch Features:
- Time is visualized specifically for children and young adults with Autism.
- Time visualizations can be programmed online by parents. Very customizable!
- Replaces a bulky notebook of picture cards. Access them all from the watch!
- Downloadable digital picture cards can be uploaded remotely to the watch.
Watch the video demonstration here!
The Autism Connects technology and design competition challenged students to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to better connect with the world around them and allow individuals who do not have ASD to better understand and connect with those who do by combining technological and creative solutions. This international student competition brought together a distinguished jury panel across disciplines including Yves Behar (fuseproject), Lisa Strausfeld (Pentagram), Richard Seymour (Seymourpowell) and our own Allan Chochinov (Core77). The Jury grand prize winner will be awarded $5000 and the top three designs will receive a $1,000 stipend and registration fees to attend the 2011 International Meeting for Autism Research, to be held May 12 to 14, 2011 in San Diego, CA, where they will be invited to present their design concept. We will be profiling all of the winners in anticipation of next week's conference.
See the full list of winners here.