Integration of assistive and wearable technology to improve communication, social interaction and health monitoring for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Fauzia Fazana, Abeer Alsadoon, P. W.C. Prasad, Nectar Costadopoulos, A. Elchouemi, Sasikumaran Sreedharan

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Abstract

The increasing prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has made this as one of the largest disability groups. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is considered as a lifelong developmental disability impacting on three main areas; communication skills, behavioural patterns and health. The main focus of this research is on the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solutions as part of assistive and wearable technologies for children with ASD. Specifically, the present study will identify benefits and limitations of the use of these technologies. Of major concern in terms of the use of both technologies, is their limited ability to improve the communication skills and health monitoring of children diagnosed with ASD. This research presents a framework for wearable technology that assists children with ASD through enhancing their communication skills, improving behaviour and facilitating health monitoring.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of TENSYMP 2017
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Smart Cities
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509062553
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Smart Cities : TENSYMP 2017 - Le Meridien, Cochin, Kerala, India
Duration: 14 Jul 201716 Jul 2017
https://tensymp2017.org/ (Conference website)
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=8062174 (Conference proceedings)

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Smart Cities
Abbreviated titleTechnologies for Smart Cities
CountryIndia
CityCochin, Kerala
Period14/07/1716/07/17
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    Fazana, F., Alsadoon, A., Prasad, P. W. C., Costadopoulos, N., Elchouemi, A., & Sreedharan, S. (2017). Integration of assistive and wearable technology to improve communication, social interaction and health monitoring for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In Proceedings of TENSYMP 2017: IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Smart Cities (pp. 1-5). [8070018] IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/TENCONSpring.2017.8070018