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Indoor Acoustic Requirements for Autism-Friendly Spaces

Engineering and Architecture Department, University of Trieste, 34127 Trieste; Italy
Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
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Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(9), 3942;
Received: 26 March 2021 / Revised: 17 April 2021 / Accepted: 26 April 2021 / Published: 27 April 2021
The architecture of spaces for people on the autistic spectrum is evolving toward inclusive design, which should fit the requirements for independent, autonomous living, and proper support for relatives and caregivers. The use of smart sensor systems represents a valuable support to internal design in order to achieve independent living for impaired people. Accordingly, these devices can monitor or prevent hazardous situations, ensuring security and privacy. Acoustic sensor systems, for instance, could be used in order to realize a passive monitoring system. The correct functioning of such devices needs optimal indoor acoustic criteria. Nevertheless, these criteria should also comply with dedicated acoustic requests that autistic individuals with hearing impairment or hypersensitivity to sound could need. Thus, this research represents the first attempt to balance, integrate, and develop these issues, presenting (i) a wide literature overview related to both topics, (ii) a focused analysis on real facility, and (iii) a final optimization, which takes into account, merges, and elucidates all the presented unsolved issues. View Full-Text
Keywords: autism; clarity; smart sensors; hearing impaired; definition; acoustic autism; clarity; smart sensors; hearing impaired; definition; acoustic
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Bettarello, F.; Caniato, M.; Scavuzzo, G.; Gasparella, A. Indoor Acoustic Requirements for Autism-Friendly Spaces. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 3942.

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Bettarello F, Caniato M, Scavuzzo G, Gasparella A. Indoor Acoustic Requirements for Autism-Friendly Spaces. Applied Sciences. 2021; 11(9):3942.

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Bettarello, Federica, Marco Caniato, Giuseppina Scavuzzo, and Andrea Gasparella. 2021. "Indoor Acoustic Requirements for Autism-Friendly Spaces" Applied Sciences 11, no. 9: 3942.

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