Spectator Healthcare Technology launches project on autism in Morocco
Spectator Healthcare Technology, worldwide provider of the Telehealth platform and white-labeled BiDiApp, and Mr. Mohamed Moutawakkil of Spectator Maroc launch a project on improving behavioral assessment of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder through enhanced data acquisition.
SBIR enables Spectator to improve the outcomes of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Morocco by providing a multi-disciplinary centred digital solution to handle critical data from non-clinical settings that are currently unavailable to autism treatment providers.
During the 1st phase the joint parties focus on building a dedicated digital coaching platform with autistic trainers, to enhance the access to care as well as quality-of-life for children and their families. Implementation of the Spectator Telehealth solution improves regular communication between care givers and patients, enables access to personalised and evidence-based medical information, a monitoring dashboard with patient’s progress for psychologists, chat, video-teleconsultation and questionnaires connected to intelligent action plans as well as procedures.
There are at least 300 000 autistic children in Morocco and 30 parent’s associations strive to organize the offer of treatments. Only around 400 autistic trainers are available to help the patients and their families, which is a ratio of 1 trainer per 750 children, leaving lots of parents to feel abandoned and desperate. The situation creates a lot of suffering and an increased demand for help.
With the Spectator Telehealth solution, available in French and Moroccan Arabic (Darija, vernacular Arabic) language, the joint parties aim to:
· provide knowledge and pedagogy about autism
· support training of care givers to become autistic trainers and enable improved access to adequate care
· enable patients and their families to have digital contact with care givers avoiding isolation
· remotely monitor, stabilise, and treat autistic children
· bring modern approach to autism and a common standardized intervention
· decrease costs and create affordable care for autism
It is estimated that the costs associated with ASD will be more than $2 million over a patient's life. However, studies have shown that the costs of lifetime care for a child diagnosed with ASD can be reduced by 2/3 with early intervention. Video data, biometric data, and additional data will be collected in the Spectator Telehealth platform from different external sources.
Spectator will start a feasibility study to identify KPI’s, measure and evaluate the effects of the Telehealth solution with BiDiApp (Android & iOS) and generate measurable results regarding amongst others improved cost-effectiveness, increase of access to information and care, as well as increase of wellbeing and satisfaction for the Moroccan autistic children, families and caregivers.
Spectator Healthcare Technology
Spectator Healthcare Technology, an IT company based in the Netherlands, is part of the Spectator Group of Companies, with more than 15 years of experience in the development and worldwide commercialisation of cutting-edge video control and service centre technology, for a wide variety of applications in Security, Healthcare and Communication.
Next to its main office in The Netherlands, Spectator is present with own offices and representations in 4 continents: Europe, Middle East / Eurasia, Latin America, and Africa.
Based on long-term partnerships, Spectator collaborates with Healthcare organisations and Medical national authorities for mission critical applications designed around the Spectator Telehealth Communication Platform.
Local partner in Morocco is Mr. Mohamed Moutawakkil representing Spectator Maroc for more than 15 years, very knowledgeable about Spectator’s cutting-edge platform technology.