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Autism Spectrum Disorder is a common mental deficit which affect nearly 1 in 67 people world-widely. As scientist discovered that the sooner the treatment begins, the more chance of children with autism getting socially functional.

There are several early training method in current market, yet they do share some common limitations, for instance, parents, who spend the most time play with their autistic child, lack the training skills hence can not convert game time into meaningful treatment session, besides, as being unprofessional in autism training, parents repeatedly neglect the child’s behavioural signs, which is vital important for illness diagnosing and treatment adjustment. With regards to bridge the gap between user’s need, which point to a effective early treatment for autism, and drawbacks of existing products (or treatments), an interactive training game has been designed for that purpose.

The game is called Cubbiemon, this name is gained after its cube shaped game character - the cubbiemon, which is fundamental form in daily life. Character’s type and garment can be customised in game session. With attractive appearance and appealing animation feedback, cubbiemon makes user willingly interact with it, and a bonus of avoid sensory anxiety from other unfamiliar objects. The Cubbiemon training game will be effective on improve social behaviour of children with autism, as the core of game is designed under scientifically proved therapy theory, such as ABA and RDI. The game system will record user’s behavioural data such as emotion state, anxiety level, and reaction quickness by operating attached sensors and system embedded algorithm. Cubbiemon provided a supervisor account with each game account, where caregivers can access user’s analysed behavioural data dashboard, as well as share the information with services like therapists and paediatricians. Also, the game runs in a mixed reality environment, thus will give user the immersive fancy game element along with well-known daily ambience.

Xinyi Yang
Cubbiemon
2015

Xinyi Yang
Xinyi Yang
Xinyi Yang
Xinyi Yang

Monash University
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