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Laboratoire Angevin de Recherche en Ingénierie des Systèmes

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PII – HIP XP Research Project

Virtual reality techniques for the care of young adults with autistic disorders


Group:  Information, Signal, Image and Life Sciences

Labelling: none

Duration: 2021 - 2023


Staff involved from LARIS: Paul RICHARD, Emmanuelle RICHARD

Project partners: Patrice BOURDON (CREN - Univ Nantes),  La Résidence Sociale 49 (LRS49), LS2N, City Design Lab

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As part of its innovation component, the Ouest Industrie Créatives programme is launching the Interdisciplinary Innovation Platforms (IIP), which aim to respond to the concrete challenges of societal, environmental, digital or industrial transitions through the prism of the user experience and innovation of use.

This project has received the support of the RFI OIC as the winner of the AMI launched at the end of 2020 aimed at federating multidisciplinary Research-Innovation thematic consortia associating researchers and socio-economic players in the Pays de la Loire. (€422,000 of support).

At the heart of the major societal transitions, housing is the focus of many challenges, including that of inclusion and citizen participation. The Interdisciplinary Innovation Platform "Habitat Inclusif Partagé Expérience" (Hip Xp) is based on the Participe 3.0 project, which aims to co-develop digital tools for young autistic adults currently living in specialised closed structures at the Résidence Sociale 49, in order to help them gain access to an inclusive shared habitat with a view to autonomy and full participation. The exploration of the user experience intervenes at all levels of this project, to understand the lived experience, the impact of these tools and the process of citizen co-creation on daily life. The participatory research programme involves young people with autism, but also family carers, peer carers and professionals on whom the support relies. Around this central project, the IIP will make it possible to question the dimensions of the user experience of the habitat.

Presentation of the project at the European Researchers' Night 2022 [Download picture]