Karina Caro, Ph.D. Student (see more about karina ...)
e: karicaro[at]cicese[dot]edu[dot]mx
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Research interests: Ubicomp, HCI, Children, Games

Recent publications

  • 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,

  • 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. October 30, 31, November 1st.

  • Caro, K. (2013). “Exergames for Children with Motor Skills Problems”. The 15th ACM SIGACCESS International Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2013). Bellevue, Washington, USA. October 20-23.

  • Caro, K., Cibrian, F. L., Escobedo, L., Ramirez, C., Martínez-García, A. I. and Tentori, M., (2013) “Froggy Bobby: An Exergame for Children with Motor Skills Problems”. Workshop on “Ubiquitous games and gamification for promoting behavior change and wellbeing”. 10th edition of CHI Italy. Trento, Italy. September 16

Recent projects

The ChartPatrol: Promoting positive behavior in children with behavioral challenges
UntitledVisual 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 a classroom display for collective use.
We wa …
Exergames to support children with motor skills problems with skills generalization
Screen Shot 2013-06-18 at 8.22.41 AMDevelopmental 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. The main affected areas are gross m …

Recent news

4th workshop uniting the Californias
WUC4-group-photoLast 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

Autism Technology Showcase
attendeesLast 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, teache …

Pervasive Health 2012!
PervasiveHealth2012Thanks to all the attendees for their amazing talks and discussion during PervasiveHealth 2012! I had a very nice time and I am very happy with all the feedback and the quality of talks presented. I was also gladly surprised with the commitment of most of the participants with the conference as they already volunteer to help w …