MICHELANGELO - a current research project partially funded by the European Commission (FP7- ICT G.A. # 288241) - intends to bring the assessment and the therapy of the autism out of the clinical environment and develop a patient-centric home- based intervention requiring a minimal human involvement and therefore extremely cost effective.
The project exploits ICT and other technologies in assessing and treating the Autistic Spectrum Disorder in children in a more “natural” home environment where non-obtrusive techniques will be used.
At the same time the proposed method aims at enhancing the effectiveness of the treatment through its “intensiveness” and “personalization” matching the individual characteristics of the autistic children.
MICHELANGELO project is expected to have impacts from the medical, social and economic perspectives. The results of its research work will be validated through an exploratory study with autistic children in France and in Italy.