Our research aims at supporting existing therapies for children with intellectual and developmental disorders (IDD). The personal and social autonomy is the desired end state to be achieved to enable a smooth integration in the real world. We developed and tested a framework for storytelling and learning activities that exploits an immersive virtual reality viewer to interact with target users. We co-designed our system with experts from the medical sector, identifying features that allow patients to stay focused on exercises to perform. Our approach triggers a learning process for a seamless assimilation of common behavioral skills useful in every day's life. This paper highlights the technologic challenges in healthcare and discusses cutting-edge interaction paradigms.

Wildcard: A wearable virtual reality storytelling tool for children with intellectual developmental disability

Gelsomini, Mirko;Garzotto, Franca;Montesano, Daniele;Occhiuto, Daniele
2016

Abstract

Our research aims at supporting existing therapies for children with intellectual and developmental disorders (IDD). The personal and social autonomy is the desired end state to be achieved to enable a smooth integration in the real world. We developed and tested a framework for storytelling and learning activities that exploits an immersive virtual reality viewer to interact with target users. We co-designed our system with experts from the medical sector, identifying features that allow patients to stay focused on exercises to perform. Our approach triggers a learning process for a seamless assimilation of common behavioral skills useful in every day's life. This paper highlights the technologic challenges in healthcare and discusses cutting-edge interaction paradigms.
Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
9781457702204
Child; Humans; Intellectual Disability; Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy; Signal Processing; Biomedical Engineering; 1707; Health Informatics
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