Monica Tentori, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (see more about monica …)
e: mtentori[at]gmail[dot]com
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Research interests: Ubicomp, HCI, Medical informatics, Assisted cognition, CSCW
    
 
I am an Assistant Professor in the department of computer science at CICESE. My research interests are in human-computer interaction, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, assistive and educational technologies, computer-supported cooperative work and medical informatics. I am an alumna of the computer science schoolat UABC, of the department of computer science at CICESE and of the School of Information and Computer Sciences at UC Irvine

Recent publications

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  • 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).

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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,

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

Recent projects

Deformable musical surfaces for children with autism
Screen Shot 2016-07-17 at 9.03.10 PMCompared 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 example, when children with autism move their …
Google glasses to support social interactions in autism
glassDuring 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 social skills to change over a lifetime, of …
Collaborative exergames on interactive floors for young children
1In 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 adherence is important to help young children learn, explore the environmen …
Participatory Sensing for Improving Urban Mobility
mig1As 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.

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 …

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Deformable musical surfaces for children with autism
Screen Shot 2016-07-17 at 9.03.10 PMCompared 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 example, when children with autism move their …
Google glasses to support social interactions in autism
glassDuring 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 social skills to change over a lifetime, of …
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 …