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Laboratory for Innovation in Autism

The Laboratory for Innovation in Autism is a cross-disciplinary research centre between Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, and Education with clinical application in Neuropsychiatry at the University of Strathclyde. 

Our goal is to work toward the development of new wearable and smart tech for early, fun assessment of neurodevelopmental disorder, especially autism, and to enable improved understanding of the motor disruption in autism for earlier diagnosis and improved treatment.

Latest news

  • Visiting Researcher at Innovation in Autism

    24/03/20 - Biomedical Engineering PhD student Agioula Toli has been visiting the lab to conduct an experiment using transcranial magnetic stimulation. Details of her work are available here.

  • New Publication

    12/03/20 - Lab member Szu-Ching Lu has a new paper out in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, titled 'Metacarpophalangeal joint loads during bonobo locomotion: model predictions versus proxies'. Available here.

  • Guest Talk at the Italian Psychoanalytic Society

    18/01/20 - Lab PI Professor Jonathan Delafield-Butt will be giving a talk at the Italian Psychoanalytic Society for the Commissione Nazionale Psicoanalisi e Neuroscienze, titled “Lo Sviluppo del Significato: Dalle intenzioni semplici alle narrazioni condivise delle emozioni”.

Upcoming events

  • Wednesday

    Talk - Motor disruption in autism: Implications for social development, and its early identification by smart technology

    14:00, Virtual attendance via Zoom

    In this talk for the Com DEALL Trust, Professor Delafield-Butt will examine the embodied, affective nature of  human learning and development before it achieves linguistic expression,  as a route to basic principles of agency in movement in social  awareness, affective contact, and learning. More details here.

  • Wednesday

    Film - The Divided Brain

    In debates about the nature of modern society, worry is often expressed that we are becoming conditioned to thinking in a target-driven, beaucratic fashion. If that idea feels unsettling, how much more uncomfortable would it be to learn that we might be in the midst of an evolutionary process that will further restrict our thinking capacities to this narrow sphere? What if our society is becoming increasingly disconnected due to neurological shifts in the way our brains pay attention to the world around them? Join us for the Scotland premiere of The Divided Brain at the John Anderson Building, room 325. Tickets here.

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