Monica Tentori

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science (Ciencias de la Computación), CICESE. My research include human-computer interaction, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, assistive and educational technologies, computer-supported cooperative work and medical informatics. email: mentor[at]cicese[dot[mx] phone: +52 (646) 175 0500 ext. 23417
Congratulations Rodrigo, M.Sc.!

Congratulations Rodrigo, M.Sc.!

We got pretty patriotic and on the “Flag day in Mexico” (2-24-14), Rodrigo Zalapa successfully defended his master dissertation entitled: “Tangible computing to support the sensory stimulation therapies of children with autism”. In his dissertation he explored how to integrate movement-based and tangible interactions to enable children to use balls...
Congratulations Efrain, M.Sc.!

Congratulations Efrain, M.Sc.!

One day before my husband’s birthday (11-29-13) Efrain Rincón successfully defended his master dissertation entitled: “Context-aware Computing for the selective archiving of infant crying”.  Efrain wore a black suit and green tie for the event while I was in white (see pic). The day started pretty early and cold, as...
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...
Innovative technologies for Autism

Innovative technologies for Autism

Last friday (January 25, 2013) I was invited by the company EdNinja  to participate in the First International Conference: The Autism Spectrum. A Different Perspective  hosted by EDUKE a neurodevelopment Center and autism researchers from Mexico, Spain, USA and Perú. Edninja is a company in Tijuana, BC, Mexico that creates mobile apps...
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...
Autism Technology Showcase

Autism Technology Showcase

Last weekend (December 8, 2012) we were invited to participate in the first Autism Technology Showcase hosted by the UC Irvine Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, and For OC Kids Neurodevelopmental Center. This Showcase aim to bring together researchers, practitioners, students, teachers and families devoted to support...
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...
The human experience of ubiquitous computing: the case of autism

The human experience of ubiquitous computing: the case of autism

“The human experience of ubiquitous computing”, Escuela doctoral, Santiago, Chile. Enero 9-13, 2012 presenter: Monica Tentori where: Summer doctoral school, Santiago, Chile date: January 9-13, 2012   Download: [ppt]   A version in spanish of this talk was also presented at: BUAP, Puebla, March 16, 2012 CONACyT Press media coverage,  May 3, 2012...
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Javier Samaniego Ojeda

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Accepted paper to Ubicomp!

Ringland, K., Zalapa, R., Neal, M., Escobedo, L., Tentori, M., Hayes, G.R. (2014) SensoryPaint: A Multimodal Sensory Intervention for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Ubicomp 2014, Seattle, WA, USA, September 13-17

Accepted paper to Ubicomp!

Matic, A., Hayes, G.,R., Tentori, M., Abdullah, M., Schuck, S. (2014) Collective use of a Situated Display to Encourage Positive Behaviors in Children with Behavioral Challenges. Ubicomp 2014, Seattle, WA, September 13-17.

Journal paper accepted!

Munoz, D., Cornejo, R., Gutierrez, F. J., Favela, J., Ochoa, S. F., Tentori, M. (2014) “Connecting Families in the Era of Information: Aligning Social Interaction Among Members of a Family Community” Accepted to Future Generation of Computer Systems.

Journal paper accepted!

Fuentes, C., Hernandez, C., Escobedo, L, Herskovic, V., Tentori, M., (accepted) Promoting self-reflection of social isolation through persuasive mobile technologies: The case of mother caregivers of children with cancer. International Journal of Human Computer Interaction.

Demo paper accepted to Ubicomp 2014!

Linney, C., Martinez-Garcia, A., and Tentori, M. (2014) Hunting Relics: A collaborative exergame on an interactive floor for children, ACM EA in Ubicomp 2014. Seattle, WA. September 13-17

Paper accepted to IMFAR 2014!

Ringland, K., Zalapa, R., Hayes, G. R., Tentori, M. (2014) SensoryPaint: An Interactive Surface Supporting Sensory Integration in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, IMFAR 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, May 14-17, 2014

Congratulations Liz!

Escobedo, L.,  Tentori, M., Quintana, E., Favela, J., Garcia-Rosas, D. (in press) “Integrating the physical and the digital world to increase the attention of children with autism”. To appear in IEEE Pervasive Computing

Congratulations to Karina!

Caro, K., Cibrian, F. L., Escobedo, L., Ramirez, C., Martínez-García, A. I. and Tentori, M., (2013) “Diseño de un videojuego serio basado en movimiento para niños con el Trastorno del Desarrollo de la Coordinación”. Taller de Computación Clínica e Informática Médica, CCIM 2013 en ENC 2013, Mexican International Conference on Computer Science. Morelia, Michoacán, México....

Congratulations to Diego and Sergio!

D. Muñoz, R. Cornejo, S. F. Ochoa, J. Favela, F. Gutierrez and M. Tentori (2013. “Aligning intergenerational communication patterns and rhythms in the age of social media”. In Proc. of the Chilean Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Temuco, Chile. Nov 11-15, 2013
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