GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: Assistive Smartwatches to Support Self-Regulation for Neurodiverse Adults
Emotion regulation is an essential skill for neurodiverse adults to complete postsecondary education, sustain employment, and live independently. Emotion dysregulation is also one of the major challenges faced by neurodiverse adults, hindering their autonomy and inclusion in society. In special education, personal assistants help neurodiverse adults to regulate their emotions. Such a manual approach is effective, however without technology support it is also inconsistent, obtrusive, and stigmatizing. In this talk, I will present the design, development, and evaluation of Wearable Life--an assistive smartwatch application that empowers neurodiverse individuals to regulate emotions independently. Wearable Life aims to foster inclusion in society, facilitating education, employment, and independent living for neurodiverse adults.