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 "pervasivehealth"

Our paper to Personal and Ubiquitous Computing got accepted! Special congratulations to Liz & Cathy!

Escobedo, L., Ibarra, C., Hernandez, J., Alvelais, M., and Tentori, M. (in press) “Smart objects to support the discrimination training of children with autism” Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
LACCIR grant accepted! "Mobile and Tangible Computing for the remote monitoring of emotional states in palliative care caregivers"

LACCIR grant accepted! “Mobile and Tangible Computing for the remote monitoring of emotional states in palliative care caregivers”

Patients in palliative care for cancer are treated at home if possible, with regular doctor’s appointments. The care of individuals with cancer is not an easy task. The responsibility of their care at home is in many cases taken over by a family member, e.g. a spouse or child. This creates emotional burdens and mental...
Innovative technologies for Autism

Innovative technologies for Autism

Last friday (January 25, 2013) I (my former PhD student Lizbeth Escobedo) 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...
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...
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 individuals with autism. For around...

Our paper to SOFTec at Ubicomp got accepted! Special congratulations to Raymundo!

Cornejo, R., Tentori, M., and Favela, J. (2012) Enriching family personal encounters with ambient social media. SOFTec Workshop at Ubicomp 2012, September 5-8, 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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 with paper-based supports. Our interactive...
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...
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...
Pervasive Health 2012!

Pervasive Health 2012!

Thanks 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...
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