The DREAM Dataset: Behavioural data from robot enhanced therapies for children with autism spectrum disorder

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Erik Billing - University of Skövde, School of Informatics

Description:

This dataset comprise behavioural data recorded from 61 children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The data was collected during a large-scale evaluation of Robot Enhanced Therapy (RET). The dataset covers over 3000 therapy sessions and more than 300 hours of therapy. Half of the children interacted with the social robot NAO supervised by a therapist. The other half, constituting a control group, interacted directly with a therapist. Both groups followed the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) protocol. Each session was recorded with three RGB cameras and two RGBD (Kinect) cameras, providing detailed information of children's behaviour during therapy. This public release of the dataset noes not include video recordings or other personal information. Instead, it comprises body motion, head position and orientation, and eye gaze variables, all specified as 3D data in a joint frame of reference. In addition, metadata including participant age, gender, and autism diagnosis (ADOS) variables are included.

Responsible department/unit:

University of Skövde, The School of Informatics

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Erik Billing - University of Skövde, School of Informatics

Contributor(s):

University of Plymouth, School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Universitatea Babes-Bolyai, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

University of Portsmouth, School of Computing

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Mechanical Engineering

SoftBank Robotics

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 1156

Description:

This dataset comprise behavioural data recorded from 61 children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The data was collected during a large-scale evaluation of Robot Enhanced Therapy (RET). The dataset covers over 3000 therapy sessions and more than 300 hours of therapy. Half of the children interacted with the social robot NAO supervised by a therapist. The other half, constituting a control group, interacted directly with a therapist. Both groups followed the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) protocol. Each session was recorded with three RGB cameras and two RGBD (Kinect) cameras, providing detailed information of children's behaviour during therapy. This public release of the dataset noes not include video recordings or other personal information. Instead, it comprises body motion, head position and orientation, and eye gaze variables, all specified as 3D data in a joint frame of reference. In addition, metadata including participant age, gender, and autism diagnosis (ADOS) variables are included.

Language:

English

Unit of analysis:

Population:

61 Romanian children, age 3 to 6 years, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ADOS-G)

Sampling procedure:

Non-probability: Availability

Ethics Review:

Other — Ref. 30664/February 10th, 2017: Scientific Council of Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Funding:

European Commission — Ref. 611391

Contact for questions about the data:

Erik Billing

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Cao, H. L., Esteban, P., Bartlett, M., Baxter, P. E., Belpaeme, T., Billing, E., … Ziemke, T. (2019). Robot-Enhanced Therapy: Development and Validation of a Supervised Autonomous Robotic System for Autism Spectrum Disorders Therapy. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine.
DOI: 10.1109/MRA.2019.2904121

Cai, H., Fang, Y., Ju, Z., Costescu, C., David, D., Billing, E. A., … Liu, H. (2019). Sensing-enhanced Therapy System for Assessing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Feasibility Study. IEEE Sensors Journal, 9(4), 1508–1518.
DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2877662

Esteban, P. G., Baxter, P., Belpaeme, T., Billing, E. A., Cai, H., Cao, H., … Ziemke, T. (2017). How to Build a Supervised Autonomous System for Robot-Enhanced Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 8(1), 18–38.
DOI: 10.1515/pjbr-2017-0002

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The DREAM Dataset: Behavioural data from robot enhanced therapies for children with autism spectrum disorder

Suggested citation:

Erik Billing. University of Skövde, The School of Informatics (2020). The DREAM Dataset: Behavioural data from robot enhanced therapies for children with autism spectrum disorder. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. https://doi.org/10.5878/17p8-6k13

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Erik Billing - University of Skövde, School of Informatics

Description:

All data in this dataset is stored in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) and can be downloaded here as DREAMdataset.zip. A much smaller archive comprising example data recorded from a single session is provided in DREAMdata-example.zip. The JSON format is specified in detail by the JSON Schema (dream.1.1.json) provided with this dataset.

JSON data can be read using standard libraries in most programming languages. Basic instructions on how to load and plot the data using Python and Jupyter are a

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Data format / data structure:

Numeric

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3D

Time period(s) investigated:

2017-03-01 — 2018-08-31

Variables:

12

Response rate/participation rate:

61

Published: 2020-07-23
Last updated: 2020-09-04