Dr Marco Caniato – Free University of Bozen in Italy presented this paper at EIAS2023.
The influence of acoustics on people featuring neurodisorders. State-of-the-art and new perspectives
As recently by the World Health Organisation, the percentage of people in the world suffering from neurodisorders, neurocognitive or neurodevelopmental disorder (as referred and described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual disorder) is constantly increasing.
Therefore, the availability of inclusive spaces including a broader range of occupants is of paramount importance. A comfortable inclusive experience in residential, care or work facilities is needed and of increasing interest. However, most of the available studies in literature are focused on typically developed individuals. This is caused partially by the fact that it is easier to develop research not based on fragile individuals. Also, partially because different associated comorbidities prevent the researchers to retrieve subjective and direct responses coming from fragile persons.
In light of this, in order to investigate what has been studied, a state-of-the-art research was carried out. The aim is to provide a complete overview of what has been studied for each different disorder. Sorting common study strategies, comorbidities and solutions (if any) that can be used, tested and (or) proposed. They are highlighted and discussed focusing on the perception of the acoustic domain considered in the general framework of indoor comfort.
Occurence of people featuring Neurodevelopmental and Neurodisorders
Key environmental factors evaluated for people featuring neurodisorders
Overall perceived autistic sensitivities
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Marco Caniato is an RTD at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free Univerity of Bozen-Bolzano. He does research in building physics, indoor comfort and acoustics. Marco specialises in people featuring neurodisorders, relating to acoustics, indoor comfort, materials and their application in buildings.
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