This paper presents a novel personalized service to support people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in their daily movements within urban environments. It aims at helping them in managing anxiety and stress originated by routine breakdowns and unfamiliar situations, improving their autonomy. In particular, we provide an interactive map that is i) personalized, i.e., able to recommend "Safe" Point-of-Interests (SPOIs) according to users' preferences for and aversions to places' sensory features; ii) crowdsourced, i.e., populated with comments and reviews by people with ASD and their caregivers; iii) assistive, i.e., able to support everyday movements (home-work, home-relatives, etc.) by presenting "safe" paths to reach desired places. In this paper we will focus on the first aspect of the map, i.e. SPOIs recommendations. The presented approach is part of a wider project, PIUMA, Personalized Interactive Urban Maps for Autism, which has the aim to develop novel digital solutions for helping people with cognitive problems in their everyday movements.

Personalized Spatial Support for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Cena, Federica;Rapp, Amon;Mattutino, Claudio
2018

Abstract

This paper presents a novel personalized service to support people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in their daily movements within urban environments. It aims at helping them in managing anxiety and stress originated by routine breakdowns and unfamiliar situations, improving their autonomy. In particular, we provide an interactive map that is i) personalized, i.e., able to recommend "Safe" Point-of-Interests (SPOIs) according to users' preferences for and aversions to places' sensory features; ii) crowdsourced, i.e., populated with comments and reviews by people with ASD and their caregivers; iii) assistive, i.e., able to support everyday movements (home-work, home-relatives, etc.) by presenting "safe" paths to reach desired places. In this paper we will focus on the first aspect of the map, i.e. SPOIs recommendations. The presented approach is part of a wider project, PIUMA, Personalized Interactive Urban Maps for Autism, which has the aim to develop novel digital solutions for helping people with cognitive problems in their everyday movements.
26th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2018)
Singapore
08-11/07/2018
UMAP '18 Adjunct Publication of the 26th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization
ACM
233
238
9781450357845
Adaptive support, recommender systems, assistive technologies, Personalized maps, autism
Cena, Federica; Rapp, Amon; Mattutino, Claudio
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