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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Animated Visual Supports for Social Skills (AViSSS)

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Smith, Sean

Description

Description

The goal of this project is to develop a virtual reality technology in the form of computer-assisted, photo realistically animated simulations to augment social skills interventions for school-age children and youth with mild to severe autism spectrum disorders. This Phase 1 Development Project will write 10 social narrative 'scenarios,' which will then be imported into programmed finite machine-state packages. These packages will allow users to select a social predicament, witness it unfolding, and make a response or series of responses. The nature of the user's response will tell the computer to change states, resulting in a follow-up scenario, user response, and change-in-state. Social narratives will be drawn from a panel of content experts who will generate and confirm social narrative content as well as 'mark up' such social characteristics as hand/arm gestures, facial expressions, and vocal features. These simulations can be animated with photorealistic human characters that will move and interact in three dimensional (virtual) reality.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2007-2011

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

4O. Not specific to Question 4 objectives

Project Link

Project Link

No link available.

Institution

Institution

University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Inc.

State/Country

State/Country

Kansas

Project Number

Project Number

H327A070051

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Animated Visual Supports for Social Skills (AViSSS) | 28571 | 2010 | H327A070051

 
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