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Analysis of motor performance in virtual and real interfaces in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Grant number: 18/00775-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2019
Effective date (End): December 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro
Grantee:Camila Aparecida de Oliveira Alberissi
Host Institution: Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades (EACH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is classified like an invasive upset of the development that causes serious difficulties along the life considering the social and communicative skills, attributed to delay of the development. Due to the increased use of Virtual Reality (VR) to improve motor function, it is important to develop projects that verify if there is transfer of performance between virtual and real environments. The main objective of this project is to verify if using a more abstract interaction devices (without physical touch) allow better performance in the task when compared to more concrete devices (with physical touch). Thus, 20 people, aged between 7 and 16 years old with medical diagnosis of ASD will be evaluated performing a coincident timing tasks through two interaction devices: (1) in abstract environments (without physical touch) using Webcam as an interaction device and (2) concrete environment (with physical touch) using Touch Screen device. The results of this research will assist the development of rehabilitation programs for people with ASD using technological advances, not only as a facilitator of task execution, but also as an instrument that enables functional improvements for real day to day tasks.

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
SILVA, TALITA DIAS DA; SILVA, PAULA LUMY DA; VALENZUELA, ELISA DE JESUS; DIAS, EDUARDO DATI; SIMCSIK, AMANDA ORASMO; DE CARVALHO, MARIANA GIOVANELLI; FONTES, ANNE MICHELLI GOMES GONCALVES; ALBERISSI, CAMILA APARECIDA DE OLIVEIRA; ARAUJO, LUCIANO VIEIRA DE; BRANDAO, MURILO VINICIUS DA COSTA; et al. Serious Game Platform as a Possibility for Home-Based Telerehabilitation for Individuals With Cerebral Palsy During COVID-19 Quarantine - A Cross-Sectional Pilot Study. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, v. 12, . (18/00775-6, 17/24991-7, 16/08358-0, 11/07277-2)

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