Emotional self-regulation of individuals with autism spectrum disorders: smartwatches for monitoring and interaction
10.3390/s17061359Sensors 17.6 (2017):1359
Funded byThis work has been partially funded by the projects “e-Training y e-Coaching para la integración socio—laboral” (TIN2013-44586-R) and “eMadrid-CM: Investigación y Desarrollo de Tecnologías Educativas en la Comunidad de Madrid” (S2013/ICE-2715). It has been also funded by Fundación Orange during the early stages of the project “Tic-Tac-TEA: Sistema de asistencia para la autorregulación emocional en momentos de crisis para personas con TEA mediante smartwatches”
ProjectGobierno de España. TIN2013-44586-R; Comunidad de Madrid. S2013/ICE-2715
SubjectsWearable computing; assistive technologies; affective computing; behavioral monitoring; cognitive disabilities; mobile assistance; ubiquitous computing; Informática
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In this paper, we analyze the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to have a pervasive, feasible and non-stigmatizing form of assistance in their emotional self-regulation, in order to ease certain behavioral issues that undermine their mental health throughout their life. We argue the potential of recent widespread wearables, and more specifically smartwatches, to achieve this goal. Then, a smartwatch system that implements a wide range of self-regulation strategies and infers outburst patterns from physiological signals and movement is presented, along with an authoring tool for smartphones that is to be used by caregivers or family members to create and edit these strategies, in an adaptive way. We conducted an intensive experiment with two individuals with ASD who showed varied, representative behavioral responses to their emotional dysregulation. Both users were able to employ effective, customized emotional self-regulation strategies by means of the system, recovering from the majority of mild stress episodes and temper tantrums experienced in the nine days of experiment in their classroom
Google Scholar:Torrado Vidal, Juan Carlos - Gómez Escribano, Javier - Montoro Manrique, Germán
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