Professor Yao-Jen Chang directed Chun-Ta Huang and his team of students, bringing them to win the first place prize in the Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) Creativity Innovation Contest for their work which was titled “‘One More Two More’ Intelligent Somatosensory Rehabilitation.” Their research dissertation also appeared in the world famous periodical, ‘Research in Developmental Disabilities’ which is the top periodical for SSCI Special Education and the field of rehabilitation. International experts commended Professor Chang and his team for breaking through languages barriers and overcoming cross-field challenges to finish their work.
Professor Chang’s group made use of Microsoft‘s Kinect equipment which is designed to detect a user’s body movement. By applying Image ProcessingTechnology and developing innovativesoftware which incorporated Kinect as an auxiliary they were able to enhance children’s motivationduringrehabilitationand increase efficiency.
Their dissertation is the first to use somatosensorytechnology for the purposes of rehabilitation and special education research. The rankingcoefficients of ‘Research in Developmental Disabilities’ in SSCI are 1/36 and 1/62, and the impactcoefficient is up to 4.41, which is the highest in Special Education and the field of rehabilitation. Key members of the research team include Chun-TaHuang from the Master Program in Communication Engineering, Feng-Mao Tsai and Wei-Chi Chen both from the College of Electrical Engineering.
Professor Yao-Jen Chang is the director of the Computer Center at CYCU, has led student to take part in “Service Learning” for a number of years and has been honored to win the first ever Service Learning Outstanding Teacher Award. The AdvancedNetworkLaboratory that he leads, has also won many competitions hosted at CYCU, including the HolisticCareAward and the Creativity Innovation Contest. Additionally the AdvancedNetworkLaboratory took the top spot for Applications Group in the National Integration Intelligent Innovation Information Contest also having a stellar performance at the IICM Master Thesis Awards. Their achievements also led them to the finals at U.S.ACM ASSETS Contest, winning them special honors and financial assistance from the National Science Council and Microsoft.