WCSE 2016
ISBN: 978-981-11-0008-6 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2016.06.074

Computer-Assisted Assessment of Children Drawing Movements

Li Fang, Zhao He, Ren Tingting, Wu Zhongcheng

Abstract— The study used a computer-assisted assessment of children's drawings to investigate the relationship between schooling and fine motor skill development. 62 children from grade 1-6 performed specific drawing tasks (horizontal line, vertical line, square and circle) on a digital tablet. Six features, namely drawing time, velocity, vertical force, horizontal force, impulse of vertical force, impulse of horizontal force were extracted from the dynamic data of drawing. Further analysis showed that there was grade effect for some of these features. The results suggest dynamic data analysis could be a valuable tool to reveal the performance characteristic of fine motor ability development.

Index Terms— quantitative measures, drawing movements, three-dimensional force.

Li Fang, Ren Tingting, Wu Zhongcheng
Institute of Intelligent Machines, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA
Li Fang, Zhao He
Department of Automation, University of Science and Technology of China, CHINA


Cite: Li Fang, Zhao He, Ren Tingting, Wu Zhongcheng, "Computer-Assisted Assessment of Children Drawing Movements," Proceedings of 2016 6th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 444-448, Tokyo, 17-19 June, 2016.