Time Orientation Device for Special Education

  • José M. Falcó
  • Álvaro Marco
  • Ángel Asensio
  • Rubén Blasco
  • Roberto Casas
  • Joaquín Ezpeleta
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5288)

Abstract

Time understanding and its measurement could be a challenge for people with some cognitive impairment. In this paper, a second iteration of a Temporal Orientation Device (TOD) designed for helping that people in understanding the sense of time is showed. TOD is an electronic panel which first version was tested in special education classrooms and the results of the evaluation allowed authors to improve the design. The new concept separates electronic tasks—turning on/off colour leds—from intelligence tasks—scheduling children activities—in order to make it easier to use TOD for teachers with low informatics skills. To be accessible via internet, Google Calendar compatibility has been added.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José M. Falcó
    • 1
  • Álvaro Marco
    • 1
  • Ángel Asensio
    • 1
  • Rubén Blasco
    • 1
  • Roberto Casas
    • 1
  • Joaquín Ezpeleta
    • 1
  1. 1.Tecnodiscap GroupUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

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