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Vladimir Robles-Bykbaev

Vladimir Robles-Bykbaev
Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (UPS) - Cuenca · UNESCO Chair on Support Technologies for Educational Inclusion

PhD in Information and Communication Technologies

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Introduction
Currently, I am working on the design and development of assistive technologies aimed at providing support for the educational inclusion of children and youth with disabilities or special needs. One of the most relevant research lines that we conduct is related to the creation of tools to improve the support of the following areas: speech-language therapy for children, and the access of educational contents on Sexual and Reproductive Health for youth and women with disabilities. To this aim, we work with small robots, software, and ICT that can incorporate AI techniques. Likewise, we work in the development of programs for older adults (with neurocognitive disorders), and the rescue and preservation of Ecuadorian indigenous cultural heritage.
Additional affiliations
November 2014 - present
National Research and Education Network of Ecuador - CEDIA, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Leading researcher of the project "Intelligent Systems as support tools in the Management and Management of Trauma.". - Development applications based on ICTs and data mining to support the decision making process in trauma management.
September 2014 - present
Universidad Politécnica Salesiana
Position
  • Managing Director
Description
  • Responsible for the direction of the research group. Project coordination, research management.
January 2011 - May 2011
Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (UPS)
Position
  • Evaluation of Assistive Technology Prototypes developed at the Salesian Polytechnic University for National Council of Disabilities of Ecuador
Description
  • Assistive Technologies
Education
September 2013 - November 2016
University of Vigo
Field of study
  • Artificial Intelligence as a support tool for pedagogical backing models in special education and speech-language therapy.
October 2008 - July 2010
Universitat Politècnica de València
Field of study
  • Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition and Digital Imaging. Computational linguistics.
September 2001 - September 2006

Publications

Publications (168)
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The increasing number of people are living with disability in the World and their access to formal education is considered a challenge for the development of the online education and educational resources. This problem is considered one of the 17 sustainable development goals that are focused on inclusive and equitable quality education. Neverthele...
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), falls are the second cause of death due to accidental injuries, and older adults are the ones who suffer the most from them. In Ecuador, there are about 1,300,000 older adults, and falls are a major problem for their quality of life. For this reason, in this article, we present a low-cost prototype...
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Multiple technological aids have been proposed to support the social interactions of people with autism. The literature is extensive, but in many of the works there is a lack of clear processes focused on improving social skills. In this paper, we analyse a selection of 57 technological supports from the last 10 years, whose main characteristic is...
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Pre-writing skills are a set of essential skills to learn to write. Commonly, in South America’s public schools, a teacher has a class with approximately 30 or more students. As a result, the teacher has the challenging task to detect if a child has difficulties in pre-writing essential activities. In light of the above, in this paper, we present a...
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The review of state of the art on creating and managing learning resources and accessible Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) is a topic that cannot only consider formal literature. The evidence and lack of a measurement consensus require the inclusion of contextual information, corroborating scientific results w...
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The need for adaptive e-learning environments that respond to learning variability is now a fundamental requirement in education, as it helps to ensure that students learn and pass their courses within a set time frame. Although guidelines, techniques and methods have been established in recent years to contribute to the development of accessible a...
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Access to information and digital tools worldwide is a reality through the internet; Data in the cloud, connectivity applications, work networks, however, in the area of Education we find problems when implementing a strategy of dissemination, use and application of platforms in the vulnerable sector.We speak of the vulnerable sector as the group o...
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Robotics has made it possible to change and improve many support processes for vulnerable people in different settings. In recent years, its use has been oriented toward supporting therapeutic interventions of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD), including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This review of the literature highlights how...
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Climate change is a global problem that is gradually beginning to show its relevance for Latin-American context. For this reason, this research has proposed the design of two 3D video games oriented towards recycling. It is worth mentioning that these are the first 2 games made in Ecuador by a university institution that aims to raise awareness of...
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The greatest learning disadvantage that children with motor difficulties present are sustained by the limitations they have to access information, the motor deficit or motor disorder is directly associated with motor difficulties, these are frequently accompanied by alterations in sensitivity, cognition, communication, perception, behavior, which d...
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This article presents a review of work related to therapies and tools used in fine motor stimulation in order to establish the parameters and characteristics necessary to define the creation of an interactive board with 5 different activities as an alternative therapy proposal. This board is implemented as a tool that serves as a support for therap...
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According to various studies conducted in Cuenca, Ecuador, most school children with speech disorders have dyslalia pathologies. However, in Ecuador, most special education/rehabilitation centers continue to use traditional materials to carry out therapy sessions for children with dyslalia. This situation is due to the few existing tools commonly a...
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Fine motor skills are one of the important skills in the development and preparation of children before writing since it is an activity that consists of precision and a high level of coordination based on tasks where the eye, hands and fingers are used. simultaneously. performing actions such as grip, precision and blows. A tool (board) is proposed...
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Nowadays, artificial intelligence is a tool widely used in several areas such as medicine, personal assistance, regular/special education, leisure, among many others. Additive manufacturing development allows designing and making innovative low-cost robotic assistants for educational inclusion processes in developing countries. There are not enough...
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Some of the latest studies conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) claim that approximately 10 percent of the world’s children and young people (200 million) have a sensory, intellectual, or mental health impairment. This situation is complex because 80% of them live in developing countries. In Ecuador, the picture has become critical with...
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that interferes with normal children's functioning or development. Children with ADHD show difficulties related to their behavior and school performance. Due to this situation, their teachers must develop assertive communication with the parents and, at the same time,...
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Assessing the acquisition of pre-writing skills in children with and without special educational needs is a time-consuming task for educators and therapists. It also involves a level of subjectivity, because the same set of strokes may receive different scores from different professionals. We present a system that automates the task by rating the e...
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La crisis global causada por el virus de la COVID-19 ha transformado las vidas de millones de personas en todo el planeta, provocando importantes cambios en la forma de vivir el territorio, el trabajo y nuestras relaciones. En el marco de una nueva socialidad, de relaciones distanciadas y de límites físicos determinados por las normas de biosegurid...
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Sin duda afrontamos uno de los retos de mayor relevancia en el sector de la educación, sin discriminación de países, de sus sistemas y modelos pedagógicos, o de los niveles de formación, la expansión del virus COVID-19 está marcando un antes y un después en la acción educacional en todo el globo. Creemos que, salvo aquellos programas diseñados estr...
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The scientific, technical, legal, statistical, informative and journalistic production on disability is increasingly extensive because it is one of the most relevant issues on the social agenda and this has led to public awareness has increased and institutional initiatives have proliferated. This has led to an increasing number of documents, refer...
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Currently, millions of articles are generated around the world on different topics or areas and published in different scientific databases. Generally, access to this repository uses search tools based on keywords that generate a list of results where sequential access is applied to generate an understanding that involves a great effort of search,...
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Pandemia es una palabra con origen profundo que en el tiempo se ha cargado con la historia de pueblos y naciones, alcanzando su plena expresión en nuestra sociedad globalizada. No solamente por las estadísticas que atraen la atención de todo el mundo y nos obligan a razonar de manera lógico-numérica, cuantitativa, olvidando que muchas veces los núm...
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Learning to write is a demanding endeavour that requires a combination of linguistic, motor and cognitive skills. Some children suffer from delay or inability to acquire those skills, which often hampers their performance at school and brings about serious consequences for self-esteem, personal expectations and social relationships. The situation w...
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The Multi-Sensory Environments (MSEs) have the objective of improving the development of thought, intelligence, and social skills of children with and without disabilities. However, in developing countries, due to the lack of personnel and resources, the process of designing intervention plans for children with disabilities in MSEs is carried out f...
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This report presents a review of the accessibility models in Learning Resources and MOOCs with the aim of establishing common terms in the research of the EduTech project and other projects associated with virtual accessibility in member HEIs. This study is based on the search and analysis of articles and publications related to the subject followi...
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According to UNICEF, 93 million children 14 years old and younger in the World present moderate or severe developmental delays or disabilities. Several studies point out that the time between pregnancy and six years are crucial for the children’s development. In Latin America, it is common that teachers and early childhood educators must work with...
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Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide and the first in an irreversible way, many of the studies and investigations are concentrated in methods of control and treatment, however, there are few studies carried out in the areas of prevention and early detection of glaucoma, so, in this research presents the effect of increased in...
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Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a fundamental human right that implies knowledge and exercise of sexual and reproductive rights (SSR). Among the latter are access to knowledge and use of contraceptive methods; therefore, SSR should be experienced as a constant experience that allows women to achieve full satisfaction and security in their s...
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The major cause of problems with hand motility in adults is due to work accidents, strokes, injuries and work accidents. The emergence of robotic gloves for hand rehabilitation therapy has been developed to assist with rehabilitation treatment. In this scientific paper, a robotic glove prosthesis is designed and developed for use in hand rehabilita...
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The World Health Organization (WHO) claims that 1 in 160 children present an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). However, the real estimation in low- and middle-income countries can be higher and currently is so far unknown. In many Latin American countries, it is essential to develop intelligent tools that can provide support during the psychological...
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Avatars have been found to be useful tools to overcome communication barriers in people affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and to help them understand and express emotions. However, it has been shown that the success of the interactions is highly dependent on the subject's identification with the avatar. In this study, we assess the vari...
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Many deaf women face the lack of numerous resources related to their personal development. The unavailability of proper information on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), in particular, causes problems of sexually transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancy in adolescence, sexual violence, complications during pregnancy, etc. In response to this,...
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The study aims to reveal the need to propose a digital network where entrepreneurs can disseminate their skills achieved beyond formal and normative education. The general objective is to design a gamification platform based on entrepreneurial skills. For this, the specific objectives are proposing a Delphi study to 15 experts obtaining a list of p...
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Universities in Latin America commonly gather much more information about their students than allowed by data protection regulations in other parts of the world. We have tackled the question of whether abundant socio-economic data can be harnessed for the purpose of predicting academic outcomes and, thereby, taking proactive actions in student atte...
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This work proposes a method based on image analysis and machine and statistical learning to model and estimate osteocyte growth (in type I collagen scaffolds for bone regeneration systems) and the collagen degradation degree due to cellular growth. To achieve these aims, the mass of collagen -subjected to the action of osteocyte growth and differen...
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According to latest estimates of the UNESCO between 350 and 500 million of persons that belong to indigenous peoples live currently in the world. These peoples have created and the share of the world's almost 7000 languages. In Ecuador coexist 18 indigenous peoples, and 14 have different traditions and cosmovision. However, due to several social, c...
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This project will structurally optimize the robotic assistant SPELTRA (Robotic Assistant for Speech and Language Therapy) that serves as pedagogical support to children with and without disabilities who are benefiting through the UNESCO Chair and Assistance Technologies (GI-IATa) of the UPS. This process would be carrying out through the study of d...
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The surgical instruments as well as the medical equipment and laparoscopic tower commonly used in Latin America - especially in Ecuador – had been manufactured in the USA or Germany. Hence, for the design stage, the manufacturing companies use anthropometric variables related to the local population. Consequently, the values and estimations of thes...
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The Institutions of Higher-Education (IHE) seek to answer to the new ways of understanding and projecting the higher-education materialized in a graduate’s profile. Before this challenge the educational models take principally the theoretical - practical references of the critical pedagogy, the constructivism and the collaborative learning. Though...
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This project structurally optimizes the robotic assistant that serves as pedagogical support to children with and without disabilities. We began studying of different geometries and materials considering certain aspects tecnic and economic that determine by weighting parameters: the form and possible materials for the design of the new structure. A...
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According to latest estimates of the World Health Organization (WHO), nowadays there are 285 million people visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind, 246 have low vision, and 19 million are children. This situation becomes more complex in developing countries because the local governments and families do not have enough resources and assis...
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Nowadays the governments of several nations must address the challenge of providing a high-quality education for all persons from the perspective of an inclusive focus. In this line, in the e-learning area exist several standards and models aimed at establishing quality guidelines or structures to certify an optimal process of development, implemen...
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According to the guidelines provided in the UNESCO program “Learning for All,” the stakeholders (governments, institutions, teachers, instructional designers and quality assurance/ qualification recognition bodies) are responsible on the development of contribution to guarantee the quality access learning for persons with disabilities or special ne...