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
Posts tagged "children"

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
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 adherence is important to help...

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

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
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. The main affected areas are...
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 computing could offer to children...

UCMexus grant accepted!

Enriching interactive visual supports with video modeling for children with autism, in collaboration with Gillian R. Hayes, 25000 US
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 provide interactive visual supports help teachers...
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 Compass curriculum is a behavioral...
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 que el bebé realiza antes...
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 order. A special type of...
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 number of given prompts. To...
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