About Us

EmotiPlay's Vision

EmotiPlay’s vision is to become the leading global provider of engaging interactive software solutions that integrate advanced technologies in order to enhance the communication and social skills of people with autism and other related social communication disorders.

The project was initiated by Compedia and the Autism Research Lab at Bar-Ilan University, together with the Autism Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Cambridge and the Unit for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry in the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at Karolinska Institutet.

The multi-disciplinary team assembled for this project consists of world-leading researchers in the field of autism and experts in human-machine interaction, as well as ICT-based solution providers.


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Our vission

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Our mission

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Our goal

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Development Team

Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen

Head of the Autism Research Centre (ARC) at Cambridge University (UK).
A professor of Developmental Psychopathology, Prof. Baron-Cohen is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of autism.

Prof. Sven Bölte

Head of the Unit for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry in the Department of Women's and Children's Health at Karolinska Institutet (Sweden).
Prof. Bölte has published more than 100 original articles, reviews, book chapters, assessment and intervention tools in the field of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Prof. Ofer Golan

Head of the Autism Research Lab, Department of Psychology at Bar-Ilan University (Israel)

Prof. Golan specializes in emotion recognition and ICT-based interventions for individuals with autism and has published extensively in these fields. He is the Clinical Director of the Bait-Echad centers for diagnosis and treatment of individuals with autism and their families.

Ms. Aurélie Baranger

Autism-Europe (Brussels)
Autism-Europe is an advocacy organization representing the rights of an estimated 5 million people with autism across Europe.

Prof. Björn Schuller

University of Passau (Germany) and Imperial College London (UK)

Prof. Schuller is among the world’s leaders in affective computing. His research is centered on the use of machine intelligence for human behavior analysis and mobile health.

Prof. Antonio Camurri

Associate Professor at the University of Genova (Italy)

Prof. Camurri teaches Human Computer Interaction and Multimodal Systems for Human Computer Interaction. His research interests include computational models of non-verbal expressive gesture, emotion, and social signals.

Prof. Peter Robinson

University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory (UK)
Professor Robinson leads the Rainbow Research Group working on computer graphics and interaction. He has a particular interest in affective computing.

Dr. Agnieszka Rynkiewicz

Department of Psychiatry at Medical University of Gdańsk, head of Centrum Diagnozy, Terapii i Edukacji SPECTRUM ASC-MED in Gdańsk (Poland)

Dr. Rynkiewicz specializes in psychiatry, gender differences in autism, ICT-based solutions to autism assessment and intervention tools.

Compedia Team Members

Compedia is a veteran education software company, with expertise in visual computing, augmented reality, virtual reality and advanced systems, as well as instructional design and UX. It has over 30 years of experience in developing advanced learning solutions for millions of users in 50 countries and 35 languages.

Mr. Gil Ilutowich

Co-CEO, Chairman of the Board, Compedia Ltd. (Israel)
Gil supervised and managed the sales and marketing that generated more than 50 million dollars in sales into educational markets. Gil has over 25 years of experience in business development, marketing and management. He is also a well-known author in Israel and wrote several novels.

Mr. Ilan Goldberg

Co-founder, COO, Compedia Ltd. (Israel)
Responsible for the operation and projects management in the company ensuring they meet their targets on time and on budget. Ilan has been managing many large scale projects operations of Compedia’s main projects encompassing AR/VR, Learning Management Systems.

Mr. Shay Newman

Co-founder, Co-CEO, CTO, Compedia Ltd. (Israel)
Responsible for technology and innovation in the company. Shai initiated and managed Compedia’s cooperation projects with Microsoft, RARE/NINTENDO, News Corp, Intel, Microsoft and others. Shai is the Author of 3 patents in the field of Noise cancellation, AR, VR and visual computing.

Ms. Noga Meir-Goren

Product Manager, EmotiPlay (Israel)

With more than 15 years of experience in ICT education and health interactive content development, Ms. Meir-Goren plays a leading role in EmotiPlay’s current activities.