Monica Tentori

I am an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, CICESE, Mexico. My research interests are in human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing and pervasive healthcare. Email me at mtentori[at]gmail[dot]com or call me at +52 (646) 175 0500 ext. 23417
This website was updated on July 2016
Deformable musical surfaces for children with autism

Deformable musical surfaces for children with autism

Compared to other populations, individuals with autism tend to have more challenges with processing sensory input as well as motor coordination. In general, children with autism exhibit numerous sensorimotor impairments and may have poor motor control defaulting their ability to appropriately redirect their movements to respond to sensory stimuli. For...
Google glasses to support social interactions in autism

Google glasses to support social interactions in autism

During face-to-face conversations, adults with autism frequently use atypical rhythms and sounds in their speech (prosody), which can result in misunderstandings and miscommunication. Atypical prosody is one of the most noticeable characteristics of autism —making speakers inadvertently sound angry, bored, or tired. It is also one of the most difficult...
The ChartPatrol: Promoting positive behavior in children with behavioral challenges

The ChartPatrol: Promoting positive behavior in children with behavioral challenges

Visual devices can support strategies for behavior management of children with behavioral challenges. However, existing tools are often static, rarely configurable, and tend to focus only on individual behavior. In this project we explore the use of interactive surfaces to support teamwork and cooperation in children with behavioral challenges through...
Collaborative exergames on interactive floors for young children

Collaborative exergames on interactive floors for young children

In Mexico, 34% of children are obese and overweight. During the last years, the incidence of obesity and overweight in young children (2 – 4 years old) is growing up. Sedentary lifestyles, poor nutrition, and lack of exercise adherence affect young children quality life, and motor skills development. Appropriate exercise...
Participatory Sensing for Improving Urban Mobility

Participatory Sensing for Improving Urban Mobility

As the world population is becoming predominantly urban, is of particular interest for authorities and planners to measure the pulse of the cities, because it allows to propose regulations, politics and solutions to problems with a deep economic, environmental, and public health impact in the domain of the urban mobility....
Congratulations Monica Tentori for receiving the prestigious Microsoft Faculty Fellowship!

Congratulations Monica Tentori for receiving the prestigious Microsoft Faculty Fellowship!

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msr_er/archive/2013/06/11/microsoft-research-gives-promising-computer-science-faculty-a-boost.aspx
Exergames to support children with motor skills problems with skills generalization

Exergames to support children with motor skills problems with skills generalization

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) or dyspraxia is either a marked or serious impairment in the development of motor coordination that significantly interferes with academic achievement, daily living skills, or both. Motor difficulties might arise from poor planning, and lack of understanding or cognitive difficulties in associating a task with movements....
4th workshop uniting the Californias

4th workshop uniting the Californias

Last week (Friday 8 3/13 and Saturday 9 3/13) I attended to the 4th workshop uniting the Californias hosted by the STAR group at UC Irvine This workshop born with the idea of bringing together groups of scientists, who are desirable close geographically, and working from a variety of disciplines all...
Movement-based interactions supporting sensory impairments

Movement-based interactions supporting sensory impairments

 private webpage:  Children with autism have sensory processing disorders impairing their ability of having awareness of their body and movements  so they frequently exhibit “atypical” body-interactions they use as “compensatory movements” helping them to have some sense of agency when interacting with the world.  In this project, we explore how tangible...
Multi-modal interaction with SNS

Multi-modal interaction with SNS

private webpage:  Building upon our prior work and using the results from participatory design sessions we present the design of two mechanisms enabling the multi-modal interaction with social networking sites. Tlatoque + Ubisketch UbiSketch, a ubiquitous real-time sketch-based communication tool, supporting information sharing and social communication based on natural interactions...
Tlatoque

Tlatoque

private webpage:  Social networking sites (SNSs) provide users ambient awareness of the interests and activities of friends and relatives helping them sustain and strengthen social ties. Older adults who are not adopting SNSs might however feel like outsiders of their own families who increasingly rely on these services to socialize....
MobIS

MobIS

private webpage:  Autism is associated with impairments of attention, memory and information processing. For children with autism impairments there is difficult to remember and identify real objects. Teachers prompt children with autism to redirect their attention to the object discrimination training and reduce the time they spend “off task”. Technological interventions that...
MOSOCO

MOSOCO

Autism is characterized by social skills impairments. Children with autism exhibit problems when initiating and terminating interactions, learning the interests of others, and joining social groups. Direct instructions for skill acquisition are an effective way to teach them social skills, helping to cope with these social challenges.   The Social...
BabyTranslator

BabyTranslator

 private webpage:  La llegada de un bebé a una nueva familia requiere de un proceso de adaptación en la vida de los nuevos padres. Una de las mayores dificultades de este proceso de adaptación es entender el “lenguaje” del bebé.  Dunstan propuso un método que sugiere analizar los patrones de ruidos...
CleanBook

CleanBook

private webpage:  Interventions to support individuals with autism to provide step-by-step guidance often involve the use visual supports (i.e., those things we see that enhance the communication process) that sometimes use words, images, or tangible objects to represent activities that will take place (or have taken place) arranged in temporal...
Things that think (T3)

Things that think (T3)

 private webpage:  Cognitive therapies use traditional objects to teach children with autism age appropriate cognitive skills. During cognitive therapies children with autism often loose attention, and caregivers invest a lot of time in engaging them with the therapy providing frequent prompting while maintaining a detailed record of children’s progress, and...
Latest entries

Accepted paper to Ubicomp. Congratulations Linney!!

Cibrian, F. L, Weibel, N., Tentori, M. 2016. Collective Use of a Fabric-based Interactive Surface to Support Early Development in Toddler Classrooms (2016). In Proceedings of Ubicomp (Ubicomp ’16).

Accepted journal paper!

Tentori, M., Escobedo, L., Hernandez, C., Matic, A., Hayes, G. R., (2016) Pervasive displays in classrooms of children with severe autism, IEEE Pervasive Computing, ISSN: 1536-1268

Accepted journal paper!

Cibrian, F. L., Tentori, M., Martinez-Garcia, A. I (2016) Hunting Relics: a persuasive exergame to promote collective exercise in young children, Int. Journal of Human Computer Interaction, doi: 10.1080/10447318.2016.1136180, ISSN: 1044-7318 (Print)

Accepted journal paper!

Caro, K., Tentori, M, Martinez-Garcia, A. I., Zavala-Ibarra, I. (2015) FroggyBobby: An exergame to support children with motor problems practicing motor coordination exercises during therapeutic interventions, Computers in Human Behavior, ISSN: 0747-5632,

Accepted journal paper!

Cornejo, R.; Hernandez, D.; Tentori, M.; Favela, J., “Casual gaming to encourage active ageing,” in Latin America Transactions, IEEE (Revista IEEE America Latina) , vol.13, no.6, pp.1940-1950, June 2015 doi: 10.1109/TLA.2015.7164221

Accepted paper to IEEE Pervasive Computing!

Tentori, M., Escobedo, L., Balderas, G. (2015) A Smart Environment for Children with Autism. IEEE Pervasive Computing 4(2):42-50

Accepted book chapter!

Tentori, M., Mercado, J., Cibrian, F. L, Escobedo, L., (2015)  Pervasive Computing to support individuals with cognitive disabilities Book chapter for “Pervasive Computing in Medicine: From Electronic Health Records to Nanomedicine” John Wiley & Sons.

Accepte Book Chapter!

Martínez-García, A. I., Tentori, M., Rodriguez, M.  (2015) “Aplicaciones Interactivas para Saud” En la Interacción Humano-Computador en México, Muñoz Arteaga,  J., González-Calleros, M., Sánchez, A. (Eds). Pearson Educación, México, ISBN 978-607-32-2720-9

Accepted Book chapter!

Favela, J., Cornejo, R., Velazquez, A., Martinez, A. I., Castro, L. A., Tentori, M. (2013) Nuevas tecnologías de información y comunicación en apoyo a un envejecimiento activo y saludable. En Envejecimiento saludable y productivo García-Peña, M.C., Sánchez, S., Juárez, T., Granados, V. (Eds). Academia Mexicana de Cirugía ISBN 978-607-95935-3-7

Accepted paper to CHI 2016!

Boyd, L. E., Rangel, A., Tomimbang, H., Conejo-Toledo, A., Patel, K., Tentori, M. and Hayes, G. R.. 2016. SayWAT: Augmenting Face-to-Face Conversations for Adults with Autism. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 4872-4883.

Accepted paper with honorable mention at CSCW 2016!

Balestrini, M., Marshall, P., Cornejo, R., Bird, J., Tentori, M., Rogers, Y. JokeBox: Coordinating Shared Encounters in Public Spaces. In Proc. of ACM CSCW San Jose California, February 27-March 2, 2016 (Honourable Mention)

Accepted paper to UCAMI 2015!

Cibrian, F. L., Ortega, D. H., Escobedo, L., Tentori, M., Reflections from a long-term deployment study to design novel interactive surfaces for children with autism, In Proc. of UCAMI, Springer-Verlag,  Puerto Vara, Chile, December 1-6, 2015
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