Facial Expression Recognition Teaching to Preschoolers with Autism: A Natural User Interface approach

Eirini Christinaki, Nikolaos Vidakis, Georgios Triantafyllidis

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The recognition of facial expressions is important for the perception of emotions. Understanding emotions is essential in human communication and social interaction. Children with autism have been reported to exhibit deficits in the recognition of affective expressions. Their difficulties in understanding and expressing emotions lead to inappropriate behavior derived from their inability to interact adequately with other people. Those deficits seem to be rather permanent in individuals with autism so intervention tools for improving those impairments are desirable. Educational interventions for teaching emotion recognition from facial expressions should occur as early as possible in order to be successful and to have a positive effect. It is claimed that Serious Games can be very effective in the areas of therapy and education for children with autism. However, those computer interventions require considerable skills for interaction. Before the age of 6, most children with autism do not have such basic motor skills in order to manipulate a mouse or a keyboard. Our approach takes account of the specific characteristics of preschoolers with autism and their physical inabilities. By creating an educational computer game, which provides physical interaction by employing natural user interface (NUI), we aim to support early intervention and to foster facial expression learning.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelBCI '13 Proceedings of the 6th Balkan Conference in Informatics
Antal sider8
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdato19 sep. 2013
Sider141-148
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-4503-1851-8
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 19 sep. 2013
BegivenhedBCI 2013 - Thessaloniki, Grækenland
Varighed: 19 sep. 201321 sep. 2013

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KonferenceBCI 2013
LandGrækenland
ByThessaloniki
Periode19/09/201321/09/2013

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Facial Expression
Autistic Disorder
Teaching
Emotions
Video Games
Motor Skills
Interpersonal Relations
Communication
Recognition (Psychology)
Learning
Education

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Christinaki, E., Vidakis, N., & Triantafyllidis, G. (2013). Facial Expression Recognition Teaching to Preschoolers with Autism: A Natural User Interface approach. I BCI '13 Proceedings of the 6th Balkan Conference in Informatics (s. 141-148). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2490257.2490262
Christinaki, Eirini ; Vidakis, Nikolaos ; Triantafyllidis, Georgios. / Facial Expression Recognition Teaching to Preschoolers with Autism : A Natural User Interface approach. BCI '13 Proceedings of the 6th Balkan Conference in Informatics. Association for Computing Machinery, 2013. s. 141-148
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BCI '13 Proceedings of the 6th Balkan Conference in Informatics. Association for Computing Machinery, 2013. s. 141-148.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceartikel i proceedingForskningpeer review

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Christinaki E, Vidakis N, Triantafyllidis G. Facial Expression Recognition Teaching to Preschoolers with Autism: A Natural User Interface approach. I BCI '13 Proceedings of the 6th Balkan Conference in Informatics. Association for Computing Machinery. 2013. s. 141-148 https://doi.org/10.1145/2490257.2490262