Vocational training with immersive virtual reality for individuals with autism: Towards better design practices

Lal Bozgeyikli, Evren Bozgeyikli, Andrew Raij, Redwan Alqasemi, Srinivas Katkoori, Rajiv Dubey

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

In this paper, an immersive virtual reality system for vocational rehabilitation of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (VR4VR) is presented. VR4VR uses immersive virtual environments to assess and train individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This paper discusses lessons learned from the testing sessions with neuro typical individuals and individuals with ASD in regards to better design principles. During testing sessions, participants used VR4VR system to practice six skills identified as transferrable and useful in many common jobs. These six transferable skills were cleaning, loading the back of a truck, money management, shelving, environmental awareness and social skills. This paper presents VR4VR system, design considerations for the ASD population and lessons learned from the testing sessions with the aim of giving insight to future virtual reality systems for individuals with ASD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 2nd Workshop on Everyday Virtual Reality, WEVR 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages21-25
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509008407
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 21 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd IEEE Workshop on Everyday Virtual Reality, WEVR 2016 - Greenville, United States
Duration: Mar 20 2016 → …

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE 2nd Workshop on Everyday Virtual Reality, WEVR 2016

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE Workshop on Everyday Virtual Reality, WEVR 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityGreenville
Period3/20/16 → …

Keywords

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Design practices
  • Virtual reality
  • Vocational rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology

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