Vois is a patented mobile phone application that helps people with emotion recognition difficulties, such as autism, take part in social situations they would normally find difficult or confusing. It builds on the work into PAIGE and PARLE to provide an interface that uses animated characters and user-friendly text to assist its users while they […]
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PARLE is a mobile phone system for people with autism and social phobia that allows them to more effectively participate in social situations. Business Benefits The publication on PARLE can help you understand about how technology can be used to help people with social impairments such as autism and social phobia. It has already been […]
The Persuasive Adaptive Interactive Xperience (Paix) is a seductive hypermedia community information system that aims to promote peaceful lives in 21st century communities. Using the latest psychological theories from The Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, Paix aims to help people overcome their barriers they have to success through understanding them as […]
MEDIAT stands for; ‘The Mediated Emotion Demonstration Intervention using Avatars and TAGTeach’. It is an intervention for people who have difficulty dealing with emotions and social situations, such as autism, social phobia, and anxiety conditions among others. This trains them to deal with their emotions and thoughts effectively. Using neural-computing it gives feedback to the […]
Social impairments materialise in a number of forms, from developmental disabilities such as autistic spectrum disorder, to psychiatric conditions such as social phobia. The individuals diagnosed with these problems find it difficult to deal with social situations through either the inability to perform in these situations or the fear of not being able to do so. The study investigated the social and practical implications of using Mobile Internet technology to deliver information relating to a social situation in real-time to participants with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (n = 10) and General Social Phobia (n = 3) diagnosed using DSM-IV. The participants used the agent on their mobile phone to convert phrases they found offensive or confusing into more concise and understandable definitions. Analysing their attitudes found that the technology enables socially impaired individuals to learn the meaning of emotions and understand more about how they communicate with their peers. However, the study concludes that governmental organisations, education providers and society as a whole need to adopt a cohesive approach to communication to ensure socially impaired individuals are fully included in society.