Paper “Can you help me move this over there?: training children with ASD to joint action through tangible interaction and virtual agent” has been accepted for publication at 15th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction in Salzburg, Austria, February 14-17, 2021 :-)

[ Conference, TEI 2021, Salzburg, Austria ]

Tom Giraud, Brian Ravenet, Chi Tai Dang, Jacqueline Nadel, Elise Prigent, Gael Poli, 
Elisabeth André, Jean-claude Martin, "Can you help me move this over there?": 
training children with ASD to joint action through tangible interaction and virtual 
agent, TEI 2021, Proceedings of the 15th ACM International Conference on 
Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2021) (Salzburg, Austria). 
ACM

New technologies for autism focus on the training of either social skills or motor skills, but not both. Such a dichotomy omits a wide range of joint action tasks that require the coordination of two persons (e.g. moving a heavy furniture). The training of these physical tasks performed in dyad has great potential to foster inclusiveness while having an impact on both social and motor skills. In this paper, we present the design of a tangible and virtual interactive system for the training of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in performing joint actions …

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