Samsung Electronics has developed a Look At Me app that helps autistic children to communicate in a better way. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs the ability for communication and social interaction in a person. Kids with autism usually have difficulty in making eye contact with another person. Look At Me interactive camera app will help them to improve communication and social skills, and deepen relationships with people around them.
It has been found that autistic kids like using smart devices. In order to help such kids, Samsung worked with two universities in Seoul, South Korea – Seoul National University and Yonsei University, to develop this Look At Me camera app that uses the camera of a smartphone or a tablet. They conducted clinical trials on 20 kids for 8 weeks in which 60% of them showed improved abilities to make eye contact with others.
The Look At Me app is basically a series of 7 interesting interactive missions that help kids take photos, to remember faces, read facial expressions and understand moods. Sounds and visual effects keep the kids interested. They also remain motivated by the getting points and rewards.
This app is available for free download on Google Play and works on various Samsung devices including Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 and S5; Galaxy Note 2, Note 3 and Note 4; Galaxy Zoom and Zoom2; and Galaxy Tab S.
Source Samsung Tomorrow