Project WHALE is aiming at unleashing the potential of technology to bridge the communication gap between caregiver and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Target audiences include individuals with ASD experiencing sensory abnormalities and their caregivers. These children may not be able to express their feelings and needs while caregivers also find it difficult to correctly identify the needs of them. To ease this problem, we propose developing the sensory wristband and the caring mobile application. The key features of the sensory wristband include recording environmental data and monitoring the internal physiological and emotional states of the children with ASD. We plan to incorporate multiple sensors including Photoplethysmogram and Galvanic Skin Response Sensor to measure internal states and external environment. For the caring mobile application designed for caregiver, the app will alert caregiver when the children with ASD feel highly aroused. The highlight feature is providing personalised report specifying possible triggers arousing children with ASD through adopting algorithms to cross-reference the anomaly with environmental stimuli to locate probable causes and provide preclinical advice. Major impact is to allow caregiver to understand more about the challenges going through by the children with ASD and provide more suitable help in correct timing.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Our project seeks to alleviate some of the health threats in Southeast Asia due to limited access to roads and healthcare facilities. It suggests the use of drones to deliver medical supplies. The design of our drone service differs from existing companies because it proposes larger service areas, incoporates the idea of a telemedicine service to reduce the need to travel for medical consultation, focuses on a supplier-to-patient network structure rather than a supplier-to-hospital network structure, and suggests using public health centers and small clinics as delivery centers if patients do not have access to phones or the internet.
It is a project application proposal that aims to alleviate some of the health threats in Southeast Asia due to low road access and sparse amount of healthcare facilities. It suggests the use of drone networks for medical supply delivery. The design of our drone service differs from existing companies in operation because it proposes new service areas of greater geographical scale (Cambodia, Myanmar, and Indonesia), it incorporates the idea of a telemedicine service to reduce the need to travel for medical consultation, it focuses on a supplier-to-patient network structure rather than a supplier-to-hospital network structure, and it proposes using public health centers and small clinics as delivery centers in the event that patients do not have access to phone or internet. All of these ideas help innovate medical drone services that are already in existence, and would help to increase medical access even more acutely.