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OSMoSIS: interactive sound generation system for children with autism
conference contributionposted on 2023-06-09, 22:45 authored by Grazia RagoneGrazia Ragone, Judith Good, Kate HowlandKate Howland
This paper reports on the design and pilot evaluation of a system that uses movement, music and sounds to support playful interactions for children with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). OSMoSIS (Observation of Social Motor Synchrony with an Interactive System) is a musical motion-based game. The design was inspired by previous research that suggests that music and movement can be helpful in fostering communication and expression skills, and the first author's experiences as a music therapist. OSMoSIS converts movements into sounds, using a Microsoft Kinect-based system which provides full body tracking. A recently conducted evaluation with a group of 11 children with autism aged 5-- 11 years old showed positive engagement with the system, and some instances of imaginative play. In our discussion, we highlight implications for the design of future music and movement systems to support learning in children with autism.
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JournalProceedings of the 2020 ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference: Extended Abstracts
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Event nameInteraction Design and Children Conference (IDC ’20).
Event date17-24 June 2020
Place of publicationNew York, NY, United States
Department affiliated with
- Informatics Publications
Research groups affiliated with
- Creative Technology Publications
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