Next Article in Journal
Non-Invasive Optical Sensor Based Approaches for Monitoring Virus Culture to Minimize BSL3 Laboratory Entry
Next Article in Special Issue
Preserving Smart Objects Privacy through Anonymous and Accountable Access Control for a M2M-Enabled Internet of Things
Previous Article in Journal
A Method for Remotely Sensing Vital Signs of Human Subjects Outdoors
Previous Article in Special Issue
Fair Trade Metaphor as a Control Privacy Method for Pervasive Environments: Concepts and Evaluation
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sensors 2015, 15(7), 14845-14863; doi:10.3390/s150714845

Creating TUIs Using RFID Sensors—A Case Study Based on the Literacy Process of Children with Down Syndrome

1
Research Center for Communication and Information Technologies, Universidad de Costa Rica CITIC-UCR, Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, San José 2060, Costa Rica
2
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Campus de Montegancedo, Madrid 28660, Spain
3
MAmI Research Lab, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Ciudad Real 13071, Spain
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Jesús Fontecha
Received: 1 May 2015 / Revised: 11 June 2015 / Accepted: 15 June 2015 / Published: 24 June 2015
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [1916 KB, uploaded 24 June 2015]   |  

Abstract

Teaching children with intellectual disabilities is a big challenge for most parents and educators. Special education teachers use learning strategies to develop and enhance motivation for complex learning tasks. Literacy acquisition is an essential and life-long skill for a child with intellectual disabilities. In this context, technology can support specific strategies that will help children learn to read. This paper introduces a Tangible User Interface (TUI) system based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to support literacy for children with Down syndrome. Our proposed system focuses on the integration of RFID tags in 3D printed objects and low cost toys. The paper describes the experience of using some materials covering the tags and the different problems related to the material and distance of radio wave propagation. The results of a preliminary evaluation in a special education institution showed that the system helps to improve the interaction between teachers and children. The use of a TUI seems to give a physical sensory experience to develop literacy skills in children with Down syndrome. View Full-Text
Keywords: tangible user interface; RFID; literacy; Down syndrome; interaction tangible user interface; RFID; literacy; Down syndrome; interaction
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Jadán-Guerrero, J.; Guerrero, L.; López, G.; Cáliz, D.; Bravo, J. Creating TUIs Using RFID Sensors—A Case Study Based on the Literacy Process of Children with Down Syndrome. Sensors 2015, 15, 14845-14863.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top