Interactive Testbed for Research in Autism : the SARA Project

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ALLERANO, Diana, Reinhold RAUH, Benjamin KRAUTHEIM, Marc SPICKER, Ulrich Max SCHALLER, Volker HELZLE, Oliver DEUSSEN, 2018. Interactive Testbed for Research in Autism : the SARA Project. In: Universal Access in the Information Society (UAIS). 17(1), pp. 21-36. ISSN 1615-5289. eISSN 1615-5297. Available under: doi: 10.1007/s10209-016-0521-9

@article{Allerano2018-03Inter-35941, title={Interactive Testbed for Research in Autism : the SARA Project}, year={2018}, doi={10.1007/s10209-016-0521-9}, number={1}, volume={17}, issn={1615-5289}, journal={Universal Access in the Information Society (UAIS)}, pages={21--36}, author={Allerano, Diana and Rauh, Reinhold and Krautheim, Benjamin and Spicker, Marc and Schaller, Ulrich Max and Helzle, Volker and Deussen, Oliver} }

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