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Using Augmented Reality to Help Children with Autism Stay Focused
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Lizbeth Escobedo,Monica Tentori,Eduardo Quintana,Jesus Favela,Daniel Garcia-Rosas
Issue Date:January 2014
pp. 38-46
Children with autism have difficulty sustaining their selective attention during therapy sessions. Attention management techniques involve the use of verbal and visual prompting, annotated on top of the physical objects used during therapies. Here, the aut...
A Context-Aware Baby Monitor for the Automatic Selective Archiving of the Language of Infants
Found in: 2013 Mexican International Conference on Computer Science (ENC)
By Efrain Rincon,Jessica Beltran,Monica Tentori,Jesus Favela,Edgar Chavez
Issue Date:October 2013
pp. 60-67
Understanding the language of a newborn is not an easy task, and parents use baby monitors to monitor the language of their baby and infer the baby's needs. Available baby monitors trying to identify the language of babies consider the information after th...
An Agent-Based Middleware for the Design of Activity-Aware Applications
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Monica Tentori, Marcela Rodriguez, Jesus Favela
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 15-23
<p>The Salsa agent framework uses autonomous agents to facilitate the development of activity-aware applications that infer user activities and proactively react to support them.</p>
Augmenting Cognitive Stimulation Activities in a Nursing Home through Pervasive Computing
Found in: Web Congress, Latin American
By Victoria Meza-Kubo, Angel Gonzalez-Fraga, Alberto L. Morán, Monica Tentori
Issue Date:November 2009
pp. 8-15
Cognitive stimulation (CS) is a non-pharmacological intervention to treat individuals with mild to moderate dementia. CS aims to improve and maintain overall cognitive functions through activities in sessions of active stimulation. Results of an empirical ...
Assisting the Study of Indoor Mobility: Issues, Methods and Tools
Found in: Mexican International Conference on Computer Science
By Monica Tentori, Victor M. Gonzalez, Jesus Favela
Issue Date:October 2008
pp. 73-80
Understanding and characterizing the nature of indoor mobility is an essential requirement for developing proper mobile technologies. Yet, a detailed study of indoor mobility in real scenarios represents a challenge as it requires intensive labor from rese...
Activity-Aware Computing for Healthcare
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Monica Tentori, Jesus Favela
Issue Date:April 2008
pp. 51-57
Although context-aware applications can assist hospital staff in their daily work, inadequately managing the dynamic nature of context could lead to the presentation of services and information disembodied from the user's goal. One way to overcome this is ...
Activity Recognition for the Smart Hospital
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Dairazalia Sánchez, Monica Tentori, Jesús Favela
Issue Date:March 2008
pp. 50-57
A main challenge in developing ambient-intelligence environments is context recognition. Systems can easily recognize some contextual variables, such as location, but activity recognition is much more complex. The authors describe an approach for estimatin...
Hidden Markov Models for Activity Recognition in Ambient Intelligence Environments
Found in: Mexican International Conference on Computer Science
By Dairazalia Sanchez, Monica Tentori, Jesus Favela
Issue Date:September 2007
pp. 33-40
Context-aware computing offers several advantages for human computer interaction by augmenting ambient intelligence environments with computational artifacts that can be responsive to the needs of users. One of the main challenges in context-aware computin...
Privacy-Aware Autonomous Agents for Pervasive Healthcare
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Monica Tentori, Jesus Favela, Marcela D. Rodríguez
Issue Date:November 2006
pp. 55-62
This article is part of a special issue on Intelligent Agents in Healthcare. Hospitals are natural candidates for pervasive computing technology, but they have significant privacy requirements. Autonomous agents can help developers design privacy-aware sys...
Supporting Quality of Privacy (QoP) in Pervasive Computing
Found in: Mexican International Conference on Computer Science
By Monica Tentori, Jesus Favela, Marcela D. Rodriguez, Victor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 58-67
Privacy might be the greatest barrier to the longterm success of pervasive or ubiquitous computing (ubicomp). The invisibility of embedded computing devices has made it easier to collect and use information about individuals without their knowledge. Sensit...
Classroom-based assistive technology: collective use of interactive visual schedules by students with autism
Found in: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11)
By Gillian R. Hayes, Meg Cramer, Michael T. Yeganyan, Monica Tentori, Sen H. Hirano
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 1-10
vSked is an interactive and collaborative assistive technology for students with autism, combining visual schedules, choice boards, and a token-based reward system into an integrated classroom system. In this paper, we present the results of a study of thr...
Improving communication and social support for caregivers of high-risk infants through mobile technologies
Found in: Proceedings of the ACM 2011 conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '11)
By Gillian R. Hayes, Karen G. Cheng, Leslie S. Liu, Monica Tentori, Sen H. Hirano, Sheba George, Sun Young Park
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 475-484
Upon leaving the hospital, parents of high-risk infants experience a variety of challenges in providing care at home. In this work, we present results from a qualitative study to understand the role of social interaction and information-sharing surrounding...
Designing for interaction immediacy to enhance social skills of children with autism
Found in: Proceedings of the 12th ACM international conference on Ubiquitous computing (Ubicomp '10)
By Gillian R. Hayes, Monica Tentori
Issue Date:September 2010
pp. 51-60
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder often require therapeutic interventions to support engagement in effective social interactions. In this paper, we present the results of a study conducted in three public schools that use an educational and behavioral...
Promoting a healthy lifestyle through a virtual specialist solution
Found in: CHI '06 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '06)
By Elisa B. Moran, Juan M. Silva, Leonardo Galicia, Monica Tentori, Selene Zamarripa
Issue Date:April 2006
pp. 1867-1872
As reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), malnutrition is a health problem faced by many nations around the world. In Mexico around 50% of adult population is obese; this in turn situates people on risk of contracting other diseases such as diabe...