Assessment of the utility of gesture-based applications for the engagement of Chinese children with autism
Collaborative play, an educational tool for children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) spectrum, has been demonstrated as having potential for increasing the engagement of children with ASD. Researchers in China and the USA have assessed three approaches for accessible interface design and learning by students with ASD. With the use of known tools and appropriate occupational therapy interventions, an educational protocol was designed to evaluate the two selected applications and a commercially available application. The pilot studies, including experimental design and outcomes, are presented in this paper in the context of prior ASD intervention research, correlated with child development studies, and provide a solid foundation for comparative usability assessment of mid-air finger gesture interaction as well as hand gesture interaction for the wider population of users. Early results in China are promising, based on experiences in the USA.
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Tang, Tiffany Y.; Falzarano, Mary; and Morreale, Patricia A., "Assessment of the utility of gesture-based applications for the engagement of Chinese children with autism" (2018). Kean Publications. 1496.