Exploring Multi-Modal Communication Approach for Young Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

dc.contributor.author Miao, Sheng
dc.contributor.author Tang, Ziying
dc.contributor.author Feng, Jinjuan
dc.contributor.author Jozkowski, Amanda
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-28T01:48:03Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-28T01:48:03Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-03
dc.description.abstract Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a rare genetic disease affecting approximately 1 in 10,000 babies, yet it is the number 1 genetic killer of infants and toddlers. Individuals with SMA, especially the most serve type I, can face great challenges in communication, environment control, and learning knowledge. Since most hildren with type I SMA have extremely limit muscular functionality, they cannot use regular interactive devices. In this study, we propose a multi-modal communication approach and explore various sensors and switches for SMA users. Specifically, we propose a light-weight and wireless microcontroller to process electric signals from sensors and switches. It can be paired and used in any devices which supports Bluetooth. Moreover, an interactive game and a three-phase pilot study are designed for assessing usability of various input devices.
dc.format.extent 8 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2018.396
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-1-9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50284
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject IT Architectures and Implementations in Healthcare Environments
dc.subject Assistive healthcare, Young children, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Sensor
dc.title Exploring Multi-Modal Communication Approach for Young Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
dc.type Conference Paper
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