Powertools has been a 3-year research/innovation project with universities, health care organisations and tech companies in the Netherlands. Their main research question was how clients and care providers can co-design technology supporting the independence of the clients carrying out everyday life activities.
Powertools’ collaborative work resulted in a set of co-design principles for interventions supporting the empowerment of people with ASD and/or intellectual impairments. You can find a quick overview of those guidelines translated in English in the next section.
Their website also features a variety of design activities (in Dutch) to be undertaken when designing new empowering tools for and with autistic people.
Powertools also developed technological interventions addressing the following needs: