Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Samsung Comes Out With 'LOOK AT ME' App To Help Children With Autism

Samsung has come out with an App named "LOOK AT ME" which helps the children with Autism. The main motive of the App is to help autistic children make eye contact, read facial expressions, and express their emotions.

Right off now the Korean company has collaborated with Autism Speaks Canada, an organisation dealing with autistic children. They have decided to  give away 200 Galaxy Tab S devices preloaded with Look at Me app to 200 parents who have autistic children. You  can apply it here.
Samsung 'LOOK AT ME' App
Samsung 'LOOK AT ME' App

About Look at Me Project, Samsung said, "The Look at Me Project is designed to create a shared community to connect families with similar experiences. This project hopes to facilitate meaningful connections between parents, caregivers, and their children, as well as to foster connections between the 200 families selected.

The app aims to improve an individual’s ability to make eye contact. A multidisciplinary team of clinical psychologists, cognitive psychologists, and psychiatrists have dedicated their participation in developing the app curriculum. The app is currently under clinical testing to verify its effectiveness through research. The app keeps children motivated and highly concentrated by using the camera function of digital devices that often appeal to children’s interests.

It also features a point system, themed missions, various rewards, and visual or sound effects to keep children engaged. Levels can be customized based on the children’s achievements. Each mission in the app requires interaction between parents and their children to encourage positive relationships and connections.

The recommended time to use the Look at Me app is 15-20 minutes each day. The app also gives feedback to parents on their children’s daily performance progress through a systematic parental dashboard."



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