Elena Laudanna

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This article presents a novel set of ten play scenarios for robot assisted play for children with special needs. This set of scenarios is one of the key outcomes of the IROMEC project that investigated how robotic toys can become social mediators, encouraging children with special needs to discover a range of play styles, from solitary to collaborative play(More)
d Vilans, Dutch national expertise center on long term care, The Netherlands. Abstract This article describes the user-centred development of play scenarios for robot assisted play, as part of the multidisciplinary IROMEC 1 project that develops a novel robotic toy for children with special needs. The project investigates how robotic toys can become social(More)
This paper, from the description of the research activities of the ongoing European project IROMEC, discusses the potential role of the brand new version Children and Youth of ICF (International Classification of Functioning and Disability) as an useful resource in the design development and outcomes evaluation of robotic toys used as play mediators in(More)
The literature indicates the presence of the BB isoenzyme of creatinakinase in the thyroid tissue. The CKBB, therefore, was dosed with radioimmunologic method in a group of 79 patients bearing nodular pathology of thyroid (12 carcinomata, 42 nodular strumata, 25 adenomata), to check whether such parameter could be used as marker in the thyroid neoplasms.(More)
This article presents a set of play scenarios for robot assisted play for children with disabilities. This work was developed as part of the pan-European IROMEC project that investigated how robotic toys can become social mediators, encouraging children with special needs to discover a range of play styles, from solitary to collaborative play (with peers,(More)
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