Design and Development of Therapeutic Aid Tools using Human-Machine Interaction Approach for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The development of human–machine interaction as teaching and therapeutic aid tools for therapist as well as parents of children with various levels of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been widely developed amongst the researchers and academician. The technology enhancement by integrating robotics and automation is purposely established to provide assistance for children with ASD that suffer from brain development, social interaction, communication skill, and cognitive function. Therefore, this paper presents the development and evaluation of the therapeutic aid tools through human-machine interaction approaches. Apart from attracting the children with ASD to participate in rehabilitation and learning process, these tools are purposely designed to encourage children with ASD to learn and react using the various interactive physical games. In the evaluation process, the completion time has been recorded in the continuation of three attempts for the comparison purpose. As a result, the combination of technology in this therapeutic aid tools will enhance the level of thinking and elevate the activities during the therapy process. As a conclusion, different methods can be enhanced to support children with ASD through the existing technologies and thus provide new alternatives in therapy process.
KeywordsLearning Devices Therapeutic Aid Tools Autism Spectrum Disorder Human-Machine Interaction Robotics and Automation in Rehabilitation
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