ASSESSMENT OF THE TECHNOLOGY TO MEASURE MOVEMENTS IN THE DETECTION OF STUDENTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
University of Alicante (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is described as a persistent or continuous pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity or impulsivity that often creates problems in social and/or school adjustment.
There are significant differences in ADHD diagnostic procedures. This does not seem strange when, on the one hand, the most frequently used diagnostic manual defines some criteria as open and wide as "often fidgets with or taps hands or feet or squirms in seat […]” and, on the other hand, tools commonly applied to register observation leave a wide margin to the criterion of the observer.
The inaccuracy of diagnosis of ADHD, which is based on subjective criteria, and the peculiarity that in the diagnosis of ADHD the observation, especially in school, is a key element to consider, has led us to analyse existing technology capable of measuring motion.
The research was carried out taking into account both the ecological validity of technology and its ability to maintain the anonymity of the research subjects.
In this paper the advantages and disadvantages of motion capture technology and its ecological validity are discussed. Finally, a first version of an application developed to measure movements of subjects in the classroom, anonymously and ecological is shown.
Keywords: ADHD, movement, classroom, technology.