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  Sound-based assistive technology: support to hearing, speaking and seeing
Ifukube T.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 239 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319479-96-5)

As individuals are living longer lives, there is considerable interest in assistive technologies: those devices designed with the goal of supporting individuals with impairments from age or other causes. The author is an expert in the field, havin...

Feb 7 2018
  Autism and technology: beyond assistance & intervention
Frauenberger C., Good J., Pares N.  CHI EA 2016 (Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Santa Clara, CA,  May 7-12, 2016) 3373-3378, 2016. Type: Proceedings

This publication presents the underlying philosophy of the “Autism and Technology: Beyond Assistance & Interventions” workshop on various aspects of the design principles and impact of technological tools that could be used as learning...

Jun 14 2017
  A multimodal end-2-end approach to accessible computing (2nd ed.)
Biswas P., Duarte C., Langdon P., Almeida L.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 336 pp. Type: Book (978-1-447167-07-5)

Today, communication applications and devices such as smartphones are mostly designed for common use. However, they feature a plethora of complex functionalities that make their use difficult for certain groups of people. Thus, elderly populations...

Dec 12 2016
  Indoor wayfinding and navigation
Karimi H.,  CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2015. 266 pp. Type: Book (978-1-482230-84-0)

Dealing with indoor localization and navigation is an interdisciplinary problem. Particular views are distributed into 11 chapters. Even if some of them may seem less interesting than others, I encourage reading all of them; on the other hand, mos...

Sep 9 2016
  Music therapy on interactive surfaces to improve sensorimotor problems of children with autism
Cibrian F.  ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing (114): 20-24, 2016. Type: Article

Children with autism have difficulties with eye-hand coordination (visual-motor coordination) and rhythmic coordination of perception and action (sensorimotor synchronization) [1]. Music therapy is one of the most popular methods for helping child...

Jul 13 2016
   Familiar video stories as a means for children with autism: an analytics approach
Chen C., Bobzien J., Giannakos M., Bruhn A., Bruggeman A., Mohrehkesh S., Zhang M., Hsu W., Chrisochoides N.  ICHI 2015 (Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Dallas, TX,  Oct 21-23, 2015) 368-373, 2015. Type: Proceedings

This interesting paper concerns a very small-scale pilot study of the effectiveness of the blend of social stories and personalized video modeling, which are modern and promising intervention approaches for children with autism. According to Gray ...

Jun 8 2016
  MyCalendar: fostering communication for children with autism spectrum disorder through photos and videos
Abdullah M., Brereton M.  OzCHI 2015 (Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction, Parkville, VIC, Australia,  Dec 7-10, 2015) 1-9, 2015. Type: Proceedings

The MyCalendar system is an attempt to visually organize events and activities for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and language processing deficits. It develops from prior systems focused on the mitigation of issues experienced by st...

Mar 1 2016
  An indoor navigation system for visually impaired and elderly people based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
Tsirmpas C., Rompas A., Fokou O., Koutsouris D.  Information Sciences 320(C): 288-305, 2015. Type: Article

Assisting elderly and/or visually impaired people in locating and navigating in an indoor environment is a very commendable aim. It motivated Tsirmpas et al. to tackle the issue. The main challenge of indoor navigation is that GPS, which works out...

Jan 22 2016
  Smart homes and their users: a systematic analysis and key challenges
Wilson C., Hargreaves T., Hauxwell-Baldwin R.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 19(2): 463-476, 2015. Type: Article

Pervasive and ubiquitous computing have been around for many years now, but the promised technologies and their adoption have had questionable results. The authors of this paper question who the users are for smart homes and whether there is any r...

Nov 2 2015
  Mental health practice in a digital world: a clinicians guide
Dewan N., Luo J., Lorenzi N.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2015. 228 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319141-08-4)

This book fills a useful and relatively empty niche, discussing broadly the use of computer technology in mental health. There is a library full of books on medical informatics, but very little attention has been placed specifically on informatics...

Oct 27 2015
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