Achieving Dialogue with Children with Severe Autism in an Adaptive Multisensory Interaction: the MEDIATE project

  • Authors
  • Parés, N.; Masri, P.; Van Wolferen, G.; Creed, C.
  • UPF authors
  • PARES BURGUES, NARCIS;
  • Type
  • Scholarly articles
  • Journal títle
  • IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
  • Publication year
  • 2005
  • Volume
  • 11
  • Number
  • 6
  • Pages
  • 734-743
  • ISSN
  • 1077-2626
  • Publication State
  • Published
  • Abstract
  • This paper presents an adaptive physical environment that allows children with severe autism to successfully interact with multimodal stimuli, giving them a sense of control of the interaction and, hence, providing them with a sense of agency. This has been an extremely important effort for two main reasons: 1) This user group cannot be typified, hence making the design of an interactive system to fit all the spectrum of individuals a very complex task; 2) each individual PAS (person on the autistic spectrum) user must be able to develop himself within the environment according to his own capacities and potentiality. Qualitative evaluation by psychologists shows very good results and sketches an encouraging future for research on these environments.
  • Complete citation
  • Parés, N.; Masri, P.; Van Wolferen, G.; Creed, C.. Achieving Dialogue with Children with Severe Autism in an Adaptive Multisensory Interaction: the MEDIATE project. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 2005; 11(6): 734-743.
Bibliometric indicators
  • 57 times cited Scopus
  • 41 times cited WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 0.522(2005)