Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Mobile Applications: A Proposed Tool to Support Treatment

Proceedings of ‏The 3rd International Conference on Research in Science, Engineering and Technology

Year: 2021


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Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Mobile Applications: A Proposed Tool to Support Treatment

André Felipe Mendes Silva, Bruna Lopes Santiago, Catarina Luiza Santos Valentim, Clara da Glória Diniz, Daniel Vitor Dias Macedo, Emmanuelle Tavares Cunha, Laís Leão Calumby, Pedro Henrique Silva Costa, Renata Oliveira Ferreira, Edimar Fagundes do Carmo, Lázaro Lélis Tavares, Renato da Silva, Braulio Roberto Gomes Marinho Couto, Diva Souza e Silva Rodrigues, Luiz Melk de Carvalho, Flávio Henrique Batista de Souza



The United Nations Organization estimates that 1% of the world population has some degree of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It makes family life distressing and such situation can be aggravated when the child/youth needs to enter the school environment and continue their monitoring. Based on that, this paper proposes to present a solution, conceived through the use of Mobile solution technologies, cloud computing and data analysis, to help the treatment of ASD patients. In its development, a mobile application was implemented to establish an interconnection between parents (or guardians), doctors and teachers. The solution works as follows: everyone involved is registered in the application, where the doctor can insert the drugs that are used and link to each patient; whereas parents and teachers can use an alarm-like functionality to discreetly record occurrences of crises and classify them according to their intensity. As a form of intelligent management of treatment, the doctor has a consolidation of “where”, “when” and “what was the intensity of the crises” that the patient had. In parallel, via cloud computing, the data are consolidated into graphical analyzes with statistics per patient and per doctor to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of proposed treatments.

Keywords: autism spectrum disorder, mobile solutions, social living, cloud computing, treatment support.