Sensorized toys to identify the early ‘Red Flags’ of autistic spectrum disorders in preschoolers

Marco Lanini, Mariasole Bondioli, Antonio Narzisi, Susanna Pelagatti, Stefano Chessa

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The observation of the games in children affected by autistic spectrum disorders is an important and widely used diagnostic method, which, at the state of the art, is conducted in a clinic with the direct observation of the specialist. This paper presents a prototype of a sensorized toy that can detect movements and orientation of the toy in real-time so to allow for an indirect observation of the young patients. This will open to new ways of performing such tests in a non-invasive way and in the own environments of the patient. The prototype is based on a low-power platform embedding accelerometers, magnetometer and gyroscope, and on a server that provides different views to the specialist in real-time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmbient Intelligence – Software and Applications, 9th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence
EditorsPaulo Novais, Dalila Durães, Jason J. Jung, Antonio Fernández-Caballero, Elena Navarro, Pascual González, Davide Carneiro, Gabriel Villarrubia González, António Pinto, Andrew T. Campbell
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030017453
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Nov 5 2018
Event9th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, ISAmI 2018 - Toledo, Spain
Duration: Jun 20 2018Jun 22 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


Conference9th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, ISAmI 2018


  • Autism
  • E-health
  • Internet of things
  • Sensors
  • Smart toys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)


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