Supporting in-Home Capture of Problem Behaviors of Children with Developmental Disabilities

Nazneen Anwer, Rosa Arriaga, and Gregory D. Abowd

Ubicomp technology has shown promise in applications for health-care in the home. We have conducted a study with a research prototype CRAFT(Continuous Recording and Flagging Technology) to determine how a particular Ubicomp capability, selective archiving, can be used in supporting behavioral health research and practice. CRAFT was used by a team of behavioral psychologists to assess a parent’s ability to collect meaningful evidence of problematic childhood behaviors.  The results of this study show the promise, and remaining challenges, of selective archiving for this behavioral health problem.

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