SAM: the school attachment monitor

Dong-Bach Vo, Mohammad Tayarani, Maki Rooksby, Rui Huan, Alessandro Vinciarelli , Helen Minnis, Stehen A. Brewster

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Secure Attachment relationships have been shown to minimise social and behavioural problems in children and boosts resilience to risks such as antisocial behaviour, heart pathologies, and suicide later in life. Attachment assessment is an expensive and time-consuming process that is not often performed. The School Attachment Monitor (SAM) automates Attachment assessment to support expert assessors. It uses doll-play activities with the dolls augmented with sensors and the child's play recorded with cameras to provide data for assessment. Social signal processing tools are then used to analyse the data and to automatically categorize Attachment patterns. This paper presents the current SAM interactive prototype.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICMI '17: Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
PublisherACM Press
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2017


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