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IEEE SSIT Lecture | Insights and Lessons Learnt from ‘Inclusive Multi-sensor Platform for Autistic Children that Encourages Social Interaction’ SIGHT Project by Eduardo Audiche

IEEE UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter and SSIT IST-Africa SIGHT are cooperating to organise this SSIT Lecture as a joint webinar.

IEEE and SSIT Members as well as non-IEEE Members are invited to register and participate. IEEE Members should include their IEEE membership number when registering.

This joint meeting will take place online. Registered participants will be provided with the link prior to the event.

Abstract

The project ‘Inclusive multi-sensor platform for autistic children that encourages social interaction’ was successfully completed in August 2021 by UK and Ireland SIGHT Group. This presentation shares project results alongside providing insight into how challenges related to project planning, proposal submission to IEEE HAC, stakeholders management, project execution and project monitoring were addressed.

The presentation also provides an insight into the impact and sustainability of project outcomes and the societal implications of using technological solutions with vulnerable children. The potential for replicating or scaling the project outcomes will be discussed.

About the Speaker

Eduardo Audiche obtained his Electrical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree in 2003 from Simon Bolivar University (Venezuela) and his Master of Science in Energy Engineering, Renewable Energy itinerary, in 2012 from Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain). Eduardo also holds an Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology (USA) 2020.

Eduardo has more than 19 years of experience in the energy sector working for electric utilities in Venezuela and for Renewable Energy / Power Management companies in Spain, UK and China. Eduardo has performed a variety of roles from technical studies to the construction of PV solar farms and complex data centres. Eduardo also has held operational / technical roles providing engineering and consultancy services. Previous roles include Energy/Project/Programme/Operations Manager and Programme/BD Director.

Currently Eduardo works as Senior Project Manager at ‘E-TEC Power Management’ with implementation and management of complete Data Centre infrastructure solutions with focus on Building Management Systems (BMS, BEMS), Energy Management Systems (EMS), Power Management Systems (PMS), Power Quality Monitoring (PQM), PLC/SCADA Control Systems, Environment Monitoring and Asset Management.

Eduardo has been an IEEE volunteer since 2000 (performing key roles in Venezuela Section initially and currently in the UK & Ireland Section as Secretary). Eduardo is also the Power and Energy Society (PES) Chapter Vice-Chair and is a founder member of UK and Ireland SIGHT group (currently serving as Project Liaison Officer). Eduardo is an IEEE Senior member.

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