Children’s development happens in the everyday contexts in which they live, such as at home, at school, and on playgrounds. In the Kids in Context of COVID-19 (KiCC) Project, we aim to pilot test a new mobile sensing device, LittleBeats, that children will wear in the home to help us better understand children’s experiences in everyday contexts.
This form of research is a new and exciting way for parents to become researchers in their own homes! The tasks involved in our project (e.g., play and puzzles) give parents an opportunity to spend one-on-one time with their child and learn more about their child’s development.
The KiCC Project is being conducted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Dr. Nancy McElwain (Department of Human Development and Family Studies) in collaboration with Drs. Mark Hasegawa-John and Romit Roy Choudhury (Electrical and Computer Engineering).