Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Benoît Bossavit is a recent postdoc fellow at Trinity College Dublin funded from the EU H2020 under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Career-FIT programme with Entreprise Ireland. Benoît passed his Msc in Computer Science at Bordeaux (France) where he specialized in Virtual Reality technology. He polished his technical skills working at the research institute INRIA for three years where he was involved in the development of three different research projects. Afterwards, Benoît did his PhD at the Public University of Navarre (Spain) where he explored the potential of Natural User Interfaces (body motion-based interaction techniques) in different educational contexts such as severe cognitive and motor disabilities, high functioning autism and typically developing children. He adopted different design methodologies to involve stakeholders (teachers and children) in the design and development of educational games. Alike most of the research in the field, he sought for educational tools to help and support children with Special Educational Needs by focusing on cognitive skills explicitly, considering the use of the body as a mean. However, the use of the body also plays an integral part in the development process of children, and the use of technology to early detect potential developmental disabilities remains underexplored. And that is where he is focusing his research now.