Ph.D Candidate: Esperanza Johnson Ruiz

Advisor: José Bravo Rodríguez & Ramón Hervás Lucas Ph.D

With a certain percentage of the population having been diagnosed with different forms of Social Communications Disorders (SCD), current assistive technologies can improve their quality of life. In this thesis we explore the way in to approach an assistive system for improving SCD, based on human-avatar interaction.

This thesis will contribute with a general methodology that develops different kinds of interaction between humans and avatars, including the relationship among them and their communication skills. These skills are typically training to treat SCD.