12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare – Demos, Posters, Doctoral Colloquium

Research Article

Assessing the Force and Timing control of Children with Motor Problems using Elastic Displays

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-4-2018.2276348,
        author={Franceli L Cibrian and Jesus A. Beltran and Monica Tentori},
        title={Assessing the Force and Timing control of Children with Motor Problems using Elastic Displays},
        proceedings={12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare -- Demos, Posters, Doctoral Colloquium},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI},
        year={2018},
        month={8},
        keywords={elastic display autism motor control assessment tool},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-4-2018.2276348}
    }
    
  • Franceli L Cibrian
    Jesus A. Beltran
    Monica Tentori
    Year: 2018
    Assessing the Force and Timing control of Children with Motor Problems using Elastic Displays
    PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-4-2018.2276348
Franceli L Cibrian1,*, Jesus A. Beltran1, Monica Tentori1
  • 1: CICESE
*Contact email: linney11@gmail.com

Abstract

Children with motor problems have difficulties to control their timing and strength. For the last four years, we have been developing BendableSound, an elastic display that enables users to play sounds when interacting with a fabric. In this paper, we report a set of measurements and coordination tasks that we integrated into BendableSound to be used to measure strength and timing control. During a deployment study with 22 children with autism presenting motor problems, we found out that the scores of the coordination tasks in BendableSound are correlated with the scores of a clinical tool measuring coordination. This result could mean that elastic displays could be used as an assessment tool for children with motor problems.