An approach to facilitate turn-taking behavior with paired devices for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Eleuda Nunez, Soichiro Matsuda, Masakazu Hirokawa, Jyun'ichi Yamamoto, Kenji Suzuki

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Abstract

Engaging and motivational toys used during therapies for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) need to be combined with the appropriated evaluation methods. Technology can provide the therapists with tools to facilitate the analysis of the interventions. In this paper we propose a model using paired devices with three different interaction rules made to facilitate turn-taking behaviors. These rules are evaluated in succession using identical spherical devices with simple visual cues designed to mediate turn-taking interaction between children and therapists. The results explored the potential of paired devices with embedded sensors as a method not only to engage children in the activity, but also to measure social cues that describe children performance. The evaluation of the proposed interaction model was used to provide insights for future implementations of paired devices for training turn-taking.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages837-842
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509039296
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 15
Event25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2016 - New York, United States
Duration: 2016 Aug 262016 Aug 31

Other

Other25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2016
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period16/8/2616/8/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Nunez, E., Matsuda, S., Hirokawa, M., Yamamoto, J., & Suzuki, K. (2016). An approach to facilitate turn-taking behavior with paired devices for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2016 (pp. 837-842). [7745216] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2016.7745216