Temporal Orientation Panel for Special Education

  • Jorge L. Falcó
  • Carmen Muro
  • Inmaculada Plaza
  • Armando Roy
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)

Abstract

In the present work an electronic panel designed for helping people with deficiencies in their understanding of the sense of time is showed. The device will be installed in special education classrooms. It tries to meet the following objectives: 1) To provide disabled people with temporal orientation and to help in learning the use of conventional clocks. 2) To make the concept of temporal grouping easier. The grouping mechanism reflects the ability to use the information about task or work at some point correlated with temporal indicators. 3) To make anticipation of the sequence of events possible for autistic children. The results of the device’s evaluation will allow authors to improve the design. Thus, it could be possible to extrapolate the use of the device on homes for disabled children or for elderly people with cognitive disabilities or even in the early stages of senile dementia.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge L. Falcó
    • 1
  • Carmen Muro
    • 2
  • Inmaculada Plaza
    • 3
  • Armando Roy
    • 1
  1. 1.Grupo TecnoDiscap – Dpto. Ingeniería Electrónica y Comunicaciones, Centro Politécnico Superior (CPS)Universidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Grupo TecnoDiscap – Dpto. Fisiatría y Enfermería, EnfermeríaUniversidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  3. 3.Grupo TecnoDiscap – Dpto. Ingeniería Electrónica y Comunicaciones, Escuela Universitaria Politécnica de TeruelUniversidad de ZaragozaTeruelSpain

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