A Novel Approach in Virtual Rehabilitation for Children with Cerebral Palsy: Evaluation of an Emotion Detection System

  • Sergio Albiol-Pérez
  • Sandra Cano
  • Marlene Goncalves Da Silva
  • Erika Giselle Gutierrez
  • Cesar A. Collazos
  • Javier López Lombano
  • Elena Estellés
  • Mónica Alberich Ruiz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 746)


Emotional and behavior alterations are common symptoms in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Mental health disorders in this pathology are mainly stress, anxiety, and depression. Since there is a strong relationship between behavior and emotion symptoms, children with CP show difficulties to communicate in terms of family, peer, and attention signs. With a high prevalence of emotional and behavior disorders and few studies in Virtual Rehabilitation focused on the enrichments of this alterations, it is necessary to analyze the use of new groundbreaking technological systems. The purpose of this paper is to analyze behavior and emotion symptoms of a child which CP. For this, we use a novel system that recognizes emotions such as neutrality, happiness, and annoyance, together with the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ). The preliminary outcomes encourage us to continue analyzing enrichments in terms of emotional and behavior problems.


Virtual Rehabilitation Children with cerebral palsy Emotions Behavior Satisfaction Psychological alterations 



The authors would like to acknowledge of the Fuvane team to assist for testing the study and to Minerva Rodriguez Cabrejas for the design of the Virtual Environment. This contribution was funded by the Fundación Universitaria Antonio Gargallo.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio Albiol-Pérez
    • 1
  • Sandra Cano
    • 2
  • Marlene Goncalves Da Silva
    • 3
  • Erika Giselle Gutierrez
    • 4
  • Cesar A. Collazos
    • 5
    • 6
  • Javier López Lombano
    • 3
  • Elena Estellés
    • 7
  • Mónica Alberich Ruiz
    • 7
  1. 1.Aragón Health Research Institute (IIS Aragón)Universidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.LIDIS GroupUniversity of San BuenaventuraCaliColombia
  3. 3.Departamento de Computación y Tecnología de InformaciónUniversidad Simón BolívarCaracasVenezuela
  4. 4.Pontificia Universidad JaverianaCaliColombia
  5. 5.Universidad del CaucaPopayánColombia
  6. 6.King Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  7. 7.Fundación de la Comunidad Valenciana para la NeurorrehabilitaciónValenciaSpain

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