Fazah Akhtar Hanapiah

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The overall context proposed in this paper is part of our long-standing goal to contribute to a group of community that suffers from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); a lifelong developmental disability. The objective of this paper is to present the development of our pilot experiment protocol where children with ASD will be exposed to the humanoid robot NAO.(More)
The evolution of human-robot interaction (HRI) is now expanding its wings to aid children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in areas of socialization, communication and playful behavior through robot-based intervention. Herein we present our holistic, long-standing goal to contribute to the lives of children with ASD; who suffer a lifelong developmental(More)
Robots present immense potential as adjunct therapeutic tool, particularly for children with autism. Autism is a developmental disability normally detected within the first 3 years of life, characterized by the differing degrees of impairments in stereotyped behavior, social interaction and communication. This paper highlights our findings in a pilot study(More)
Robot-based intervention for children with autism is an evolving research niche in human-robot interaction (HRI). Recent studies have covered the role of robots in clinical and experimental setting but not much on integrating them in educational setting. Our previous work had shown that interaction with a robot poses no adverse effects and that the robot's(More)
This paper presents the initial response of Autism children interacting with Humanoid Robot NAO in Robot-based Intervention Program. Twelve Autism children from National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM) is being selected based on their behaviour characteristics which has been identified by certified clinical specialist, psychiatrist, occupational therapy(More)
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a lifelong physical disorder of movement and posture, at times associated with other medical and cognitive impairment including joint attention. Nowadays, advancement of robotic technology promises potential application to CP rehabilitation. Previous study resulted that robotic technology has successfully elicited interest and joint(More)
This paper presents a qualitative observation on the initial response of children with autism when exposed to a humanoid robot. To elicit response, the robot autonomously executed 5 segments of interaction designed according to the triad impairments of autism. The aim was to observe the children's autistic behavior with a robot compared to their natural(More)
This study investigates human body electromagnetic radiation (EMR) for the left hemisphere stroke patients with different gender based on their rehabilitation group. The data is collected at sixteen points around the human body from 115 subjects undergoing stroke therapy. The statistical properties of human body radiation frequency are examined using SPSS(More)