Alyson Kearns

Ovum

Ovum is a device to aid teachers and occupational therapists of young children with Autism identify some of the sensory sensitivities that these children may have by using the child’s everyday school environment. The sensors located inside of the device record everyday light and sound activity and can later be uploaded to a computer and graphically displayed for analysis to identify times when the child has reacted to a disturbance that may not have been obvious to the teacher. The aim is for the device to sit upon the child’s desktop, slowly cycling through an array of colours, discreetly gathering information about the surrounding environment without causing a distraction to the child.