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dc.contributor.authorMansouri Benssassi, Esma
dc.contributor.authorGomez, Juan-Carlos
dc.contributor.authorBoyd, LouAnne E.
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Gillian R.
dc.contributor.authorYe, Juan
dc.identifier.citationMansouri Benssassi , E , Gomez , J-C , Boyd , L E , Hayes , G R & Ye , J 2018 , ' Wearable assistive technologies for autism : opportunities and challenges ' , IEEE Pervasive Computing , vol. 17 , no. 2 , pp. 11-21 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 251007425
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85046641441
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dc.description.abstractAutism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Challenges with typical social engagement, common in the autism experience, can have a significant negative impact on the quality of life of individuals and families living with autism. Recent advances in sensing, intelligent, and interactive technologies can enable new forms of assistive and augmentative technologies to support social interactions. However, researchers have not yet demonstrated effectiveness of these technologies in long-term real-world use. This paper presents an overview of social and sensory challenges of autism, which offer great opportunities and challenges for the design and development of assistive technologies. We review the existing work on developing wearable technologies for autism particularly to assist social interactions, analyse their potential and limitations, and discuss future research directions.
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dc.subjectWearable technologiesen
dc.subjectAssistive technologiesen
dc.subjectPervasive computingen
dc.subjectEmotion detectionen
dc.subjectDisability studyen
dc.subjectHT Communities. Classes. Racesen
dc.subjectQA75 Electronic computers. Computer scienceen
dc.subjectRC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatryen
dc.subjectT Technologyen
dc.titleWearable assistive technologies for autism : opportunities and challengesen
dc.typeJournal itemen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Computer Scienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
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