One of the common traits of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the inclination to perceive unknown situations and environments as a source of stress and anxiety. It is common for them to tend to avoid novel experiences -including traveling to new places- and therefore an environments like an airport can be overwhelming. Virtual Reality can be a functional tool to provide ASD users with a training system that allows them to experience the airport process, even several times, before facing the real life experience. We hereby present the scenario in which our investigation takes place, the system we developed, and a draft of the evaluation of the training technique.

Virtual Reality Experiential Training for Individuals with Autism: The Airport Scenario

Soccini A. M.
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Cuccurullo S. A. G.;Cena F.
2020

Abstract

One of the common traits of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the inclination to perceive unknown situations and environments as a source of stress and anxiety. It is common for them to tend to avoid novel experiences -including traveling to new places- and therefore an environments like an airport can be overwhelming. Virtual Reality can be a functional tool to provide ASD users with a training system that allows them to experience the airport process, even several times, before facing the real life experience. We hereby present the scenario in which our investigation takes place, the system we developed, and a draft of the evaluation of the training technique.
17th International Conference on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, EuroVR 2020
esp
2020
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
12499
234
239
978-3-030-62654-9
978-3-030-62655-6
Airport simulation; Autism; Experiential training; Mixed reality; Neurodiversity; Virtual Reality
Soccini A.M.; Cuccurullo S.A.G.; Cena F.
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