CRAFT

CRAFT stands for continuous recording and flagging technology. It is a capture and access system that continuously collects the behavior of children with autism in their home. Parents can easily flag target behaviors while they occur. The goal is to capture examples of target behaviors to allow behavioral analysts to diagnose the child. The current method for analyzing target behaviors involves direct observation in the clinic or in the home. It is an expensive approach that consumes many hours of highly trained personnel. With CRAFT, we aim at improving the efficiency and availability of analysis by decoupling observation from event. I collaborated in the creation and evaluation of CRAFT between January 2009 and December 2010. I assisted in directing the work of Nazneen FNU in collaboration with Gregory Abowd, Rosa Arriaga, and Agata Rozga.