VR/AR/AI for Cognitive Disabilities
Virtual and Augmented reality have the potential to improve learning, and even the quality of life, of people with disabilities. Through these technologies, they can expand their knowledge, attitudes and skills in complete safety enabling them to perform several activities without think in the limitations imposed by their disability.
Disabilities, whether related to vision, hearing, mental health, learning, cognition, or mobility, can be permanent, temporary, or even situational. Designing new products and applications with different levels of complexity in mind—a concept called inclusive design—has gone a long way in ensuring that technology works for everyone.
This STS aims at bringing together researchers and developers to create applications in order to use the advantages of VR, AR and AI by: Overcoming physical limitations through virtual environments, Creating safe spaces to help learners with communication challenges, Providing risk-free experiences. It is important that existing and emerging VR, AR and AI technologies be made accessible to a wide range of users. Having people with disabilities to test, or even better, help to create the VR, AR experiences.
Note: This session has merged with the session "XR Accessibility – Learning from the past and addressing real user needs for inclusive immersive environments". This session aims at bringing together researchers and developers to create applications in order to use the advantages of VR, AR and AI by overcoming physical limitations through virtual environments, creating safe spaces to help learners with communication challenges, and providing risk-free experiences. This session presents research demonstrating the benefits of having people with disabilities test, and assist in the design and creation of XR experiences.
Beatrice Aruanno, Politecnico di Milano, Mechanical Engineering Department
Mario Covarrubias, Politecnico di Milano, Mechanical Engineering Department
Contributions to a STS have to be submitted using the standard submission procedures of ICCHP.
When submitting your contribution please make sure to select the right STS under "Special Thematic Session". Contributions to a STS are evaluated by the Programme Committee of ICCHP and by the chair(s) of the STS. Please get in contact with the STS chairs for discussing your involvement and pre-evaluation of your contribution. Submission Deadline for Contributions to STSs: April 15, 2020