Persenvi is a system of designs that seeks to allow occupational therapists who work with autistic children an easier means of tracking the childs surroundings, and the manner in which that child reacts to it.
‘When dealing with kids; particularly non-verbal, the problem is knowing why things happen’J.E, Occupational therapist
ASD (autism spectrum disorder) is a complex condition, affecting many people worldwide. The manner in which it affects a person is entirely unique to them, requiring a delicate touch, particularly during the early intervention process. Through understanding the relationship between a childs reactions to their environment and the way that environment shifts over time, more effective support can be provided for this unique condition.
Personalisation was identified as an important element to ensure long-term adoption of designs by children with ASD. Each device in the system has full personalisation in regards to colour choice. Ample space for further customisation has also been provided to the users, if they wish to progress further.
Designs are meant to be worn by the user. The ring is worn on the users finger, while the environmental monitor is worn on the users clothing. This is demonstrated in the video below.
All data gathered by the designs is sent to a phone application for further viewing and analysis by the wearers occupational therapist. Some details regarding this are demonstrated in the video below.
Matthew has an interest in many things design related, though his primary focus is on effective research to inform better design decisions. Furthermore, he places a focus on inclusive design, holding onto a belief that design should work for everyone.