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

Our chapter for the book on HCI for the Latin-American community was accepted!

Martínez-García, A. I., Tentori, M., Rodriguez, M.  (accepted) “Aplicaciones Interactivas para Saud” Editorial AlfaOmega. Libro en Interacción-Humano Computadora

Congratulations Miguel!

Ylizaliturri-Salcedo, M., Delgadillo-Rodríguez, S., García-Macías, J., Tentori, M., (2013) “Participatory Sensing for Improving Urban Mobility”, 1st Workshop on Urban Applications and Infrastructure, in extended abstracts of UCAmi ’13. The 7th international conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence. December 1-6, 2013. Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Springer

Congratulations to Carolina and Valeria!

Fuentes, C., V. Herskovic1, J. Heysen, M. Tentori    (2013) ”Towards a technology for caregivers’ emotional expression and self-reflection“, in proceedings of UCAmi ’13. The 7th international conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence. December 1-6, 2013. Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Springer

Congratulations to Carlos Hernandez!

N. Hernández, C. Refugio, M. Tentori, J. Favela, S. Ochoa (2013) ”Mobile and Context-aware Grocery Shopping to Promote Active Aging “, in proceedings of UCAmi ’13. The 7th international conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence. December 1-6, 2013. Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Springer

Congratulations to Rodrigo Zalapa!

Zalapa, R. and M. Tentori, “Movement-based and tangible interactions to offer body awareness to children with autism”, in proceedings of UCAmi ’13. The 7th international conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence. December 1-6, 2013. Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Springer

Congratulations to Karina Caro!

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.

Our paper to workshop on ubiquitous games at CHItaly was accepted! Special congratulations to Karina Caro!

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
Welcome Ivan Zavala!

Welcome Ivan Zavala!

Ivan Zavala, M.Sc., Research Assistant (see more about ivan …) e: izavala[at]cicese[dot]edu[dot]mx Research interests: exergames, body awareness, kinnect development Recent publications Recent projects
Welcome Denisse Soto!

Welcome Denisse Soto!

Denisse Soto, interaction designer (see more about Denisse …) e: denisoce0204[at]icloud[dot]com Research interests: Games, tangible computing, interaction design   Nací en Ensenada en Diciembre de 1990. Finalicé la Licenciatura en Diseño Integral en Universidad Xochicalco, actualmente estudio la maestría en Diseño Multimedia en el mismo plantel y posteriormente planeo continuar con maestría en Educación Especial. Me encanta aprender...
Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez, M.Sc. Student (see more about carlos…) e: hflores[at]cicese[dot]edu[dot]mx Research interests: Ubicomp, HCI, Children, interactive floors   Soy Carlos Refugio Hernández Flores, soy estudiante de maestría  en el departamento de Ciencias de la Computación en el Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Baja California (CICESE).Me gradué de la facultad de Ingeniería Ensenada de la Universidad...
Miguel Ylizaliturri

Miguel Ylizaliturri

Miguel Angel Ylizaliturri Salcedo, M.Sc. Student (see more about miguel …) e: miguel.ylizaliturii[at]gmail[dot]com w:  estudiantes.cicese.mx/~mylizali Research interests: participatory sensing, urban informatics   I’m studying in the graduate program in Computers Sciences at Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), in Ensenada, Baja California. I got a BSc degree (Computer Engineering) from the Autonomous University of...
Franceli Linney Cibrian

Franceli Linney Cibrian

Franceli Linney Cibrian, Ph.d. Student (see more about franceli linney ...) e: franceli[at]cicese[dot]edu[dot]mx Research interests: Ubicomp, HCI, Children, interactive surfaces   I am Franceli Linney Cibrian Robles, I am a doctoral student at the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada BC (CICESE), my research interests are in Human Computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, technologies for...
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