A dynamic difficulty adjustment model for dysphonia therapy games

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Abstract

Studies on childhood dysphonia have revealed considerable rates for voice disorders in 4 – 12 year-old children. The sustained vowel exercise is widely used as a technique in the vocal (re)education process. However this exercise can become tedious after a short practice. Here, we propose a novel dynamic difficulty adjustment model to be used in a serious game with the sustained vowel exercise to motivate children on practicing this exercise often. The model automatically adapts the difficulty of the challenges in response to the child’s performance. The model is not exclusive to this game and can be used in other games for dysphonia treatment. In order to measure the child’s performance, the model uses parameters that are relevant to the therapy treatment. The proposed model is based on the flow model in order to balance the difficulty of the challenges with the child’s skills.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVISIGRAPP 2019 - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications
EditorsAndreas Kerren, Christophe Hurter, Jose Braz
PublisherSciTePress
Pages137-144
Number of pages8
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9789897583544
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event3rd International Conference on Human Computer Interaction Theory and Applications, HUCAPP 2019 - Part of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, VISIGRAPP 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 25 Feb 201927 Feb 2019

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Human Computer Interaction Theory and Applications, HUCAPP 2019 - Part of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, VISIGRAPP 2019
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period25/02/1927/02/19

Keywords

  • Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment Model
  • Maximum Phonation Time
  • Sustained Vowel Exercise
  • Voice Disorders

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