Bolita – An inclusive voice assistant to support language therapy

Voice Assistants have shifted the way we communicate with ubiquitous services by enabling the use of natural language communication and the analysis of acoustic and linguistic language patterns. Speech skills of children are not yet fully developed; therefore, most conversational agents frequently misunderstand them. Bolita (i.e., “little ball” in Spanish), is a bilingual conversational agent that […]

Feel and Touch – Haptic Computing to uncover Digital Markers that are relevant for the Screening of Children with ASD

About 90% of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have atypical sensory processing . Those differences can be a potential marker of ASD. Until now, tactile processing has been little explored due to the lack of tools to assess it. However, with the growth of haptic interfaces, there is an untapped potential to understand and […]

BendableSound – Elastic Displays improve Motor Coordination of Children with ASD using techniques from Neurological Therapies

Worldwide, one in 59 children has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and 80% of them have motor problems, such as delayed or anticipated reactions and excessive or insufficient use of strength when they conduct a motor movement. Neurological Music Therapy (Nero-MT) uses live music to improve the timing and strength regulation of children with autism. However, […]

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