A Synchronization Feedback System to Improve Interaction Correlation in Subjects with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Yi Hsiang Ma, Yean Han, Jia Yeu Lin, Sarah Cosentino, Yuya Nishio, Chiaki Oshiyama, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

This research is part of a WAS-5 robot project to make it possible to assist music therapist in treating Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) subjects. One of the challenges faced by ASD subjects is social skills where tempo matching is an important factor when interacting with other people such as conversations and physical activities. This research aims to develop a system that trains the subject to match the music tempo played by WAS-5 with a feedback system. The system evaluates the tempo of the subject's movement and varies the tempo of the music in real-time to guide the subject in order to achieve tempo synchronization. Tempo has been successfully captured in this research through the use of Optical Flow with USB camera and achieved better accuracy using PID control. However, error is still present due to hardware limitations and human factors. Future works includes the fine tuning of the PID to lower error rate, hardware upgrade for better image acquisition, and preliminary experiments with a group of ASD subjects before implementation into actual therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 9th International Conference on Awareness Science and Technology, iCAST 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages285-290
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538658260
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 31
Event9th International Conference on Awareness Science and Technology, iCAST 2018 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 2018 Sep 192018 Sep 21

Other

Other9th International Conference on Awareness Science and Technology, iCAST 2018
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period18/9/1918/9/21

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Keywords

  • autism
  • child care
  • correlation of action
  • humanoid robot
  • music robot
  • music therapy
  • social skill

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Communication

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Ma, Y. H., Han, Y., Lin, J. Y., Cosentino, S., Nishio, Y., Oshiyama, C., & Takanishi, A. (2018). A Synchronization Feedback System to Improve Interaction Correlation in Subjects with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 2018 9th International Conference on Awareness Science and Technology, iCAST 2018 (pp. 285-290). [8517233] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICAwST.2018.8517233