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Thoughts and emotion assimilation and detonation through VR for people with ASD
Author(s): Juan P. Hernandez-Mosti; Mariela Cañete Alavez; Judith Vaillard Martínez; Diego Reza Becerril; Ernesto Moya-Albor; Jorge Brieva
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Paper Abstract

This study proposes a new tool based on Virtual Reality (VR) as a complement in the treatment of people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). VR tools have been stablished in last years as a new option in learning and practising new skills during the treatment. In this work, a VR application is developed simulating several environments corresponding to different types of emotions according to the Gestalt school of psychology. The VR application was tested in five male teenagers diagnosed with ASD of level one according to the DSM-5 during the therapy sessions. A qualitative evaluation of the VR application is carried out by the therapist during the session. It is observed and annotated which emotions have been detonated by the VR application giving to the therapist new information for the subsequent sessions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10975, 14th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis, 109750C (21 December 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2513061
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Juan P. Hernandez-Mosti, Univ. Panamericana (Mexico)
Mariela Cañete Alavez, Domus Instituto de Autismo A.C. (Mexico)
Judith Vaillard Martínez, Domus Instituto de Autismo A.C. (Mexico)
Diego Reza Becerril, Domus Instituto de Autismo A.C. (Mexico)
Ernesto Moya-Albor, Univ. Panamericana (Mexico)
Jorge Brieva, Univ. Panamericana (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10975:
14th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis
Eduardo Romero; Natasha Lepore; Jorge Brieva, Editor(s)

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