VizKid

VizKid is a capture and visualization system for understanding the social behavior of children with autism. At Georgia Techs Health Systems Institute, in collaboration with Agata Rozga, I designed and instrumented the Child Study Laboratory, where we capture behavioral data using a number of side-view and overhead cameras, ambient and lapel microphones, and biometric sensing of skin conductivity, heart rate, temperature and accelerometry of the arms. With the collaboration of the Marcus Autism Center, we execute behavioral research protocols to inform the creation of VizKid and to recursively evaluate its effectiveness as an analytical tool. I am currently directing the creation and evaluation of VizKid, a work that started in January 2010. I am directing the work of master students Taeil Choi and Grace Shin in collaboration with Agata Rozga.