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FSI Hackathon for Autism

April 08, 2022

At the end of last month FINOS engaged with the FSI Community for the 5th annual Hackathon for Autism.

The initiative was led by Leo Junquera, Managing Director, Ernst & Young, and Peter Smulovics, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley and FINOS Open Source Readiness SIG Co-Chair. The two-day hybrid event brought together FSI developers from the financial services industry with Microsoft's cloud to help demonstrate how to digitally transform the landscape for high need individuals and families.

The developers that participated worked to create solutions to improve the delivery of ABA therapy and to modify autism treatment across all communities. This year’s use cases included:

Video Cognitive therapy: The use of video in therapy sessions, so that cognitive services can be utilized to capture antecedent behavior and tracking of sentiment and language.

HoloLens for Job Training: By leveraging new technologies like HoloLens as a job training tool for those with more impacted forms of autism, extending the activity schedule paradigm and enabling them to continue in a social setting after schooling services end.

IoT Data Collection: Utilizing IoT technology to simplify and streamline data collection during therapy sessions, enables therapists to focus on treatment.

AI/ML for Behavior Data: Finding deeper correlations in Behavior data using ML/AI to provide more meaningful metrics to therapists and parents on progress.

The Hackathon is an incredibly inspiring and innovative enterprise, and we are proud of our fellow FINOS members for leading.


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