Bambini e tecnologia: nuove soluzioni per l’apprendimento e lo sviluppo
Bambini e tecnologia: nuove soluzioni per l’apprendimento e lo sviluppo

Bambini e tecnologia: nuove soluzioni per l’apprendimento e lo sviluppo

The project’s main focus is the development and validation of novel technological solutions for primary school children. These will help them in using sensory modalities other than vision for the learning of arithmetical and geometrical concepts. The main instruments are a haptic system (able to move a virtual object) and games based on the body movement in a virtual environment. The project highlighted the importance to define a novel pedagogical approach based on the use of an active and multisensory learning. Among the devices, we also designed an audio-tactile tablet (Audiobrush), to help the development of auditory and attentional skills in sighted and blind children.
Italy


Bambini e tecnologia: nuove soluzioni per l’apprendimento e lo sviluppo

Walter Setti, Monica Gori

Walter Setti graduated in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Genoa (cum laude), curriculum Neuroengineering in 2016. After his graduation, he started a phd at the University of Genoa in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) under the supervision of Monica Gori and Giulio Sandini in the Unit for Visually Impaired People (U-VIP). He is working on the development of novel technological solutions for blind individuals to study and eventually rehabilitate high level cognitive abilities (spatial memory and attention). He is currently finishing his third year of phd.

Monica Gori graduated in Psychology at the University of Florence in 2004 (cum laude). From 2002 to 2006 she worked at the CNR of Pisa in David Burr’s Laboratory. She did her PhD in January 2009 at University of Genoa on Humanoid Technologies supervised by David Burr and Giulio Sandini. From 2009 to 2013 she did a Post Doc at the Robotic, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (RBCS) department at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. She is now tenure track reseracher leading the Unit U-Vip: Unit for Visually Impaired People at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Monica Gori is an expert of development, multisensory integration, rehabilitation and visual disability.


Stand E6 (pav. 7) - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

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