James™ is inspired by my older brother who has high functioning autism. It addresses the need to provide opportunities for community and independence within the autistic adult community. The components consist of a pair of smart glasses that collect data on the users and their context which link to a mobile application. The app creates a network of mentors for the user, records brain activity in real-time, and provides accountability. The ethos of the brand is the idea of connection and creating a network for the user that will enable them to gain the tools to be successful.
AN INVISIBLE ISSUE
These are frames from a small info motion piece that communicates statistics in regard to the Autistic adult community. With the rise in the prevalence of autism, our world is not prepared to support this community as they become adults. How do we provide them with the tools and resources they need in order to be successful?
The brand identity is inspired by the idea of "Connected Community." Various elements come together to support the solidification of one form. This idea parallels the characteristics of people coming around one person in order to support them.
DATA COLLECTING SMART GLASSES
These glasses are designed with integrated EEG Brain Sensor technology and cameras that collect data from the user and his or her context. The data is pushed to the user's mobile device and is visualized in real-time. The data is also sent to medical research institutions that work to better the lives of the autistic adult community.
The user's application serves as a digital solution to connect the user to a larger community of support. The user has the ability to build life skills by connecting with various mentors in the areas of education, finance, career, transportation, and social skills. In addition, the app visualizes data in real time, and provides a platform for daily accountability.
JAMES™ TECH HUBS
The tech hubs would serve a physical touchpoint for community, mentoring, and help with technical issues. They would be implemented as a result of partnerships with academic institutions such as UCLA.