Feel as agent: Immersive digital dollhouse enhances sociality of children with developmental disorders

Midori Sugaya, Hirotaka Osawa, Yoshiko Okada, Irini Giannopulu

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Abstract

Children suffering with learning and developmental disorders require daily training to develop their social skills. However, such daily training is sometimes not provided because it requires interactive help from therapists, and lots of special programs required for the training. We proposed an immersive digital dollhouse that enhances traditional psychological play therapy with sensors installed, while provides feedback from the sensors to the computer graphics (CG). The immersive digital dollhouse provides an immersive space for children, which develops their communication skills through their imaginary play with the complement of CG for enhancing the understanding of their situation, and it is easy to use in their home as daily training. We conducted an experiment with a 6-year old child with a similar level as the older children with developmental disorders. We found that the number of reactions was twice as many as with a normal dollhouse, and the number of miscommunications was less than onetenth.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHAI 2015 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages127-134
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335270
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 21
Event3rd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction, HAI 2015 - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2015 Oct 212015 Oct 24

Publication series

NameHAI 2015 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction, HAI 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaegu
Period15/10/2115/10/24

Keywords

  • Children
  • Design
  • Developmental disorders
  • Immersive play therapy
  • Play therapy device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software

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    Sugaya, M., Osawa, H., Okada, Y., & Giannopulu, I. (2015). Feel as agent: Immersive digital dollhouse enhances sociality of children with developmental disorders. In HAI 2015 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (pp. 127-134). (HAI 2015 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2814940.2814963