ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

Teenager Tackles Autism With Help From Google Glass | Wired Enterprise [VIDEO]

by Cade Metz, WIRED Enterprise As you slip on the Google Glass frames — placing them carefully over your own eyeglasses — you’re told they can read the emotions of … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Can a software system help those with social anxiety [VIDEO]

MIT is currently working on software systems that can be used to help people practice their interpersonal skills so that they feel more comfortable with social situations. This can be … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

How To Use Tech To Teach Children With Disabilities About Their Rights [VIDEO]

Can mobile technology be useful to educate children with disabilities of their rights? Yes. That’s the result of a project carried out by the Autism Society Philippines (ASP). The idea … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

What if a robot could help children with autism learn? [VIDEO]

Yesterday we had a look at a game to feel sensory overload like persons suffering from autism do. Another way of working on that topic using technology is the approach … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Game To Feel Sensory Overload Like Sufffering From Autism – Auti-Sim [VIDEO]

Auti-Sim Autism Hyper-sensitivity Simulation is a game that helps players to gain empathy and understanding of autistic children. It was developed during Hacking Health Vancouver 2013 hackathon. The player navigates through a … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Smartphone app helps children with autism communicate better

A smartphone application that has potential to help children with autism communicate more effectively is now available for download. Developed by Keith Allen, Ph.D., professor of pediatrics at the University … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Apple iPod Touch as a vocational support aid for adults with autism: Three case studies – IOS Press – Journal Article

Authors Tony Gentry1, Stephanie Lau2, Alissa Molinelli2, Amy Fallen3, Richard Kriner4 Abstract Personal digital assistants (PDAs) offer task management and organizational features that may be utilized to help people with … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Kids Go Gaga Over Tablets [INFOGRAPHIC]

Infographic by MDG Advertising

September 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Simple Wristbands May Track Seizure Risk: Scientific American

By Rose Eveleth, scientific american An M.I.T. Media Lab professor talks about new wristbands that measure seizures How did this project start? We built our first sweatband sensor to get … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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