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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

  • 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”.

  • Guest post on the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre Blog

    10/09/19 - Jonathan Delafield-Butt was invited to write a guest post on Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre's Blog. His the full text of his piece, "Can Movement Identify Neuropsychiatric Disorder?" is available here.

  • New publication from our director Jonathan Delafield-Butt and co-director Philip Rowe

    31/07/2019 - We are delighted to advance our comment on Jaswal & Akhtar’s excellent article in Behavioral and Brain Sciences that has generated improved insight into the social nature of autism. Full text here.

Upcoming events

  • 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.

  • Friday

    Talk - Full Day Recording of Infant Movements

    Beth A. Smith, PT, DPT, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Southern California, where she is the director of the Infant Neuromotor Control Laboratory. Her research interest is in understanding the relationship between infant movement, underlying neural control, and functional movement outcomes. Please join us in Livingstone Tower LT1502 for a talk on her work involving full day recording of infant movements.