A new generation of electronic interventions backed by science, beginning with video game therapy for children on the autism spectrum.

Proud to be supported by the National Science Foundation.

 
 
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Our vision

Our mission is to use a scientific approach to create a new generation of engaging, personalized computer-based assessments, therapies, and training & educational tools informed by physiological and behavioral data. We believe these interventions have the potential to revolutionize their respective fields. Electronic therapies, for example, will complement the use of drugs or behavioral therapy, thereby reducing costs, increasing access, limiting side effects, and improving outcomes.

 

 

Our focus

 

We are currently focused on developing a video game therapy to help children on the autism spectrum improve their social skills. Autism is characterized in part by increased difficulty in social interaction and communication, which can make educational, professional, and personal success more challenging. Nearly 1 million children in the US have been diagnosed, and prevalence has been rising. We are passionate about helping children on the autism spectrum improve their social skills because we believe these skills will help them forge more meaningful relationships, achieve their goals, and lead fulfilling lives.


Our product

We believe that video game therapy has enormous potential to help children on the autism spectrum by enabling them to practice skills in a comfortable environment before applying them in the real world. We also believe that to be most effective, such a therapy should be personalized and engaging. That's why we're using state-of-the-art technology to develop a game that will tailor the experience to each individual and intelligently adapt in real time. We're also working hard to create a high-quality experience that includes animations, music, levels, power-ups, and more. After all, therapies are more effective when patients stick with them, and this is no ordinary therapy - it's a video game, and it's going to be fun.

 

 

Our approach

We are committed to using a scientific approach to make our video game therapy as effective and engaging as possible for children on the autism spectrum. That's why we are working with the Center for Autism Research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to develop it. Every aspect of the game, from the specific social skills targeted to the various sensory elements, has been informed by the latest academic literature and tailored specifically toward children on the autism spectrum.

Team

We are a diverse team of business, technology, and science professionals, designers, developers, and artists. We are united by our passion for our work and our mission to make a difference.

  Michael Farber   Chief Executive Officer

Michael Farber

Chief Executive Officer

  Dr. Mary Jane Weiss   Chief Science Officer

Dr. Mary Jane Weiss

Chief Science Officer

  David Sides   Chief Operating Officer

David Sides

Chief Operating Officer

  Chris Hoopes   Lead Game Developer & Designer

Chris Hoopes

Lead Game Developer & Designer

  Kristin Foley   Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Kristin Foley

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

  Amy Golden   Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Amy Golden

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

  Miriam Zisook   Autism Technology Designer

Miriam Zisook

Autism Technology Designer

  Travis Chandler   Game Developer & Designer

Travis Chandler

Game Developer & Designer

  Justin Patterson   Game Developer

Justin Patterson

Game Developer

  Ross Reagan   Technical Character Artist

Ross Reagan

Technical Character Artist

  Grant Ervin   Quality Assurance Analyst

Grant Ervin

Quality Assurance Analyst

  Josh Bressler   Writer

Josh Bressler

Writer

 

Advisors

  Stephen Clark   Business Advisor

Stephen Clark

Business Advisor

  Suzanne Buchanan   Autism Advisor

Suzanne Buchanan

Autism Advisor

  Andrew Grant   Game Advisor

Andrew Grant

Game Advisor

  Hal Cohen   Business & Technology Advisor

Hal Cohen

Business & Technology Advisor

  Luc Robinson   Business Advisor

Luc Robinson

Business Advisor

  Steven Farber   Science Advisor

Steven Farber

Science Advisor

 

Join our team

BioStream is looking for talented, passionate individuals to join our team and help make our vision a reality

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Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you! Feel free to complete the form below, or email us at info@biostreamtech.com.

 
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