SARA, which official name is "Impact of non-photorealistic rendering for the understanding of emotional facial expressions by children and adolescents with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders" (Einfluss nicht-fotorealistischer Darstellungsverfahren für das Verstehen emotionaler Gesichtsausdrücke für Kinder und Jugendliche mit Autismus Spektrum Störungen) is a 2-years project (Januray 2014 - December 2015) funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)  (Official project desciption).

The partners of the project are:




  • University of Konstanz, where the research on NPR and implementation of real-time algorithms is carried out. Contact: Prof. Dr. Oliver Deussen. 
  • Institute of Animation, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (us), where all the characteres and animations are created, as well as the software tool where all the tests are implemented. Contact: Dr. Diana Arellano, Prof. Volker Helzle.