Development of Digital Learning Tool for Children with Autism- ON-496

Project type: Research
Desired discipline(s): Engineering - computer / electrical, Engineering, Epidemiology / Public health and policy, Life Sciences, Computer science, Mathematical Sciences, Business, Social Sciences & Humanities, Design, Interactive arts and technology, Psychology, Social work
Company: Imutism Inc.
Project Length: 6 months to 1 year
Preferred start date: 08/01/2021
Language requirement: English
Location(s): Toronto, ON, Canada; Winnipeg, MB, Canada; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Canada; Canada
No. of positions: 1
Desired education level: CollegeUndergraduate/BachelorMaster'sPhDPostdoctoral fellow
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About the company: 

Imutism is a Winnipeg based company developing a digital tool using a Video Modeling method to teach children with Autism speaking and life skills.  Imutism has a series of classified videos for different age groups and severity level of Autism.

The first release of first version of the Imutism tool is expected to be in August-September.

The tool has two main sections:

1- Communication and Chat to connect Autism families and therapists around the world

2- Training Videos for children with Autism

Describe the project.: 

For this project the researcher will be asked to:

1- Conduct research surrounded the rules and regulations required for Imutism as a Healthcare Software Application.

2-  Employ an iterative design methodology to test and develop a minimally viable product in a live environment to generate high quality feedback

3- Engage with potential customers - Autism families and Autism therapists – to determine needs

Required expertise/skills: 

Familiarity with App development and iterative design.