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This case study in UbiComp technology and design presents a "Playful Toothbrush" system for assisting parents and teachers to motivate kindergarten children to learn proper and thorough brushing skills. The system includes a vision-based motion tracker that recognizes different tooth brushing strokes and a tooth brushing game in which the child cleans a(More)
As a daily activity, home cooking is an act of care for family members. Most family cooks are willing to learn healthy cooking. However, learning healthy cooking knowledge and putting the learned knowledge into real cooking practice are often difficult, due to non-trivial nutritional calculation of multiple food ingredients in a cooked meal. This work(More)
This study has created the Playful Tray that adopts Ubicomp and persuasive techniques into play-based occupational therapy for reducing poor eating behavior in young children after they reached their self-feeding age. The design of the Playful Tray reinforces active participation of children in the activity of eating by integrating digital play with eating.(More)
We have explored the design of a playful toothbrush to assist parents in motivating and getting their young children into a habit of proper and thorough tooth brushing. Our system includes a vision-based motion tracker that recognizes different tooth brushing motions, and a fun tooth brushing game in which a young child cleans a virtual picture of his/her(More)
This study investigated the relationship between mothers' daily occupational experiences of productivity, restoration and pleasure with their subjective well-being (SWB) and with their child's developmental skills. Forty caregivers parenting young children with autism spectrum disorders served as a convenience sample in this study. Participants rated their(More)
Pervasive computing technologies can assist parents and occupational therapists in modifying behaviors in young children. In occupational therapy, an effective mean to motivate child behavior change is by designing playful activities which leverages the desire of children to play to induce their behavioral change. By embedding digital technology into(More)
Pervasive computing technologies can assist parents and occupational therapists in modifying behaviors in young children. In occupational therapy, an effective mean to motivate child behavior change is by designing playful activities which leverages the desire of children to play to induce their behavioral change. By embedding digital technology into(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the development of the paediatric daily occupation scale (PDOS) that was validated with Taiwanese children aged from birth to 72 months. Item-scale correlation coefficient was also used to select items. The psychometric properties of PDOS were examined based on the results of 957 children who participated in the study.(More)