AHA shortlised for the Ireland Education Awards 2020

AHA project has been shortlisted for the Best International Collaboration Project  and the Best Research Project at the Education Awards 2020 in Ireland. Congratulations to the team!

AHA Advisory Board Meeting on 27 September 2019

The AHA (ADHD Augmented) project held the advisory board meeting on 27 September 2019 in University College Dublin, Ireland. The advisory board members include: Prof. George DuPaul from Lehigh University, USA, Emma Butler from OT4Children, Ireland, Anastasia Pyrini from ICICTE, Greece, Aine Behan & Frederic Herrera from Cortechs, Ireland and Andrea Bilbao & Colin McGee from ADDISS, ADHD Europe, UK.

Edulearn 2019

Crispino Tosto , Giuseppe Chiazzese and Gianluca Merlo gave a presentation on “AHA – AdHd Augmented”  Incidental findings: Educational Application and Participants’ Characteristics in Edulearn 2019, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. 

Best Poster Award – ICICTE 2019

We are very excited to announce that Eleni Mangina,Giuseppe Chiazzese, Rita Treacy and Anastasia Pyrini won the “Best Poster Award” at the International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education, Crete, Greece, 4-6 July, 2019. Well Done !

Esperienza Insegna 2019

Giuseppe Chiazzese, Antonella Chifari , Gianluca Merlo and Crispino Tosto participated at the Esperienza Insegna 2019, 25-28 February, 2019, ( with an exhibit entitled: An Augmented Reality system for primary school to support English reading and spelling processes.

Esperienza Insegna 2019 is a wide-ranging scientific event, built around annual themes and organized by the association PALERMOSCIENZA ( It stems from the idea that the transmission of knowledge takes place in order to leave a sign on the visitors, through scientific dissemination activities aimed at the city, schools and institutions. Some numbers of this years confirmed are: 84 schools, 850 students, 260 exhibits, 310 teachers, 138 expositors, 70 laboratories, 18 conferences, 10 shows.

IEEE Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE 2018)

Tomonori Hasegawa gave a presentation and a demonstration of the AHA system at the IEEE Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering conference (TALE 2018), held from 4-7 December, 2018, in Wollongong, Australia.

The Games and Learning Alliance conference (GALA 2018)

Giuseppe Chiazzese and Antonella Chifari present the AHA project at the Games Learning Alliance conference (GALA 2018), held from 5-7 December, 2018, in Palermo, Italy.

AHA at the finalists for the Breakthrough Auggie Awards

We are very excited to be a finalist for the Breakthrough Auggie Awards! Join us at AWE EU 2018 18-19 October to find out if we won an award #AWE2018 @vrfirstofficial

AHA Nomination for the Auggie Awards

It is with great honour to announce that AHA has been nominated for the Auggie Awards at AWE Europe!

What is AHA?

ADHD Augmented (AHA) is a pilot project that investigates the efficacy of Augmented Reality (AR) in improving the reading and spelling abilities of children with ADHD. The AHA projects involves the integration of a series of AR objects from WordsWorthLearning (WWL), an online literacy programme that has been proven to reduce and resolve reading and spelling problems such as Dyslexia, and the Web Health Application for ADHD Monitoring (WHAAM). The integration process produced the AHA web-based service that allows parents, teachers, and other professionals to monitor the  behaviour of children engaged in the reading and spelling activities provided by the system.


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder characterised by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. In Ireland, 3-5% of children have ADHD. 30-40% of children are referred to CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) for ADHD. Children with ADHD typically have difficulties in maintaining focused attention on cognitive stimuli and often go off-task. As a consequence, their motivation, academic engagement and outcomes are generally poorer than those reported for other children.

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AHA Project Information Evening

Date and Time: Wednesday 18 April, 2018, at 19:00
Venue: Active Learning Lab, School of Computer Science, UCD
18:30 – 19.00 Arrival and registration (Ground floor, School of Computer Science, UCD)
19:00 – 19:15 Welcome by HADD Ireland
19:15 – 19:45 Presentation by UCD & WWL
19:45 – 20:30 Q&A

ALL ARE WELCOME! If you are interested please register here.

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Project Kickoff Meeting

The kickoff meeting for the project partners will take place in UCD on the 7th of November, 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm. Please note that our campus is very busy during academic term dates and you might find it difficult to find parking. UCD estates  have developed a user friendly UCD Commuting Guide to assist you on planning your journey to UCD more easily. Download it from the link below to have the most relevant information about commuting to UCD with you: