Improving Social Communication Disorders Through Human-Avatar Interaction

Esperanza Johnson, Ramón Hervás, Tania Mondéjar, José Bravo, Sergio F. Ochoa

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Current assistive technologies can improve the quality of life of people who have been diagnosed with different forms of Social Communications Disorders (SCD). In this paper we describe the way in which we have approached an assistive system for improving SCD, based on human-avatar interaction. Since the final development is in progress, this paper contributes with a general taxonomy that classifies the different kinds of interaction between humans and avatars, including the relationship among them and their communication skills. These skills are typically training to treat SCD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmbient Intelligence for Health
Subtitle of host publicationFirst International Conference, AmIHEALTH 2015, Proceedings
EditorsVladimir Villarreal, José Bravo, Ramón Hervás
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-26508-7
ISBN (Print)9783319265070
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 24 Dec 2015
Event1st International Conference on Ambient Intelligence for Health, AmIHEALTH 2015 - Puerto Varas, Chile
Duration: 1 Dec 20154 Dec 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st International Conference on Ambient Intelligence for Health, AmIHEALTH 2015
CityPuerto Varas

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.


  • Affective computing
  • Android
  • Cognitive disabilities
  • Human-avatar interaction
  • Social communication disorder


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