When developing interactive systems for children, such as serious games in the context of educational technology, it is important to take into account and address relevant cognitive and emotional child's experiences that may influence learning outcomes. Some works were done to analyze and automatically recognize these cognitive and affective states from nonverbal expressive behaviors. However, there is a lack of knowledge about visually impaired children and their body language to convey those states during learning tasks. In this paper, we present an analysis of nonverbal expressive behaviors of both blind and low-vision children, aiming at understanding what type of body communication can be an indicator of two cognitive states: engagement and confidence. In the study we consider the data collected along the EU-ICT H2020 weDRAW Project, while children were asked to solve mathematical tasks with their body. For such a dataset, we propose a list of 31 nonverbal behaviors, annotated both by rehabilitators used to work with visually impaired children and by naive observers. In the last part of the paper, we propose a preliminary study on automatic recognition of engagement and confidence states from 2D positional data. The classification results are up to 0.71 (F-score) on a three-class classification task.
|Titolo:||Analysis of cognitive states during bodily exploration of mathematical concepts in visually impaired children|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.01 - Contributo in atti di convegno|