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Using robots in autism therapy for children

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Autistic children lack essential social and communication skills, and the type and severity of the symptoms experienced are wide-ranging. Because they have such diverse ways of expressing their emotions, it is difficult for therapists to gauge how engaged they are with the therapy.

To track their progress, many therapists film their sessions and spend hours watching the footage and analyzing the child’s reactions to determine how effective a particular approach was. This is laborious and time-consuming work.

In response, the EU-funded ENGAGEME project is developing state-of-the-art software to enable the robots used as assistive tools in autism therapy to ‘perceive’ a child’s emotions and level of engagement. With this information, the robot can respond to the child more naturally and effectively, and also document the therapy progress automatically.


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: news-medical.net

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