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Title: Towards Effective Immersive Visualizations for the Training and Enhancement of Social Skills for Children with Autism
Authors: Ματσεντίδου, Σκεύη 
Keywords: Virtual Reality;Cave VR
Advisor: Πουλλής, Χαράλαμπος
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Τμήμα Πολυμέσων και Γραφικών Τεχνών,Σχολή Καλών και Εφαρμοσμένων Τεχνών,Τεχνολογικό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου
Abstract: Autism is a complex developmental disorder characterized by severe impairment in social, communicative, cognitive and behavioural functioning. Several studies investigated the use of technology and Virtual Reality for social skills training for people with autism with promising and encouraging results (D. Strickland, 1997; Parsons S. & Cobb S., 2011). In addition, it has been demonstrated that Virtual Reality technologies can be used effectively by some people with autism, and that it has helped or could help them in the real world; (S. Parsons, A. Leonard, P. Mitchell, 2006; S. Parsons, P. Mitchell, 2002). The goal of this research is to design and develop an immersive visualization application in a VR CAVE environment for educating children with autism. The main goal of the project is to help children with autism learn and enhance their social skills and behaviours. Specifically, we will investigate whether a VR CAVE environment can be used in an effective way by children with mild autism, and whether children can benefit from that and apply the knowledge in their real life. The training will focus in real life situations which are difficult or impossible to explain to children with the known methods of treatment. Like an unsafe situation or a situation where the child must experience it, in order to learn how to act (e.g. crossing the road).
Rights: Απαγορεύεται η δημοσίευση ή αναπαραγωγή, ηλεκτρονική ή άλλη χωρίς τη γραπτή συγκατάθεση του δημιουργού και κάτοχου των πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων.
Type: MSc Thesis
Appears in Collections:Μεταπτυχιακές Εργασίες/ MSc Degree

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