Children with autism usually find it hard to look at people in the eye and have poor social skills, and Samsung wants to help them out. The Korean company recently released a new interactive app for Android devices that is aimed at helping children with autism look at people, learn to read facial expressions, as well as learn to express themselves with facial expressions and poses.
Samsung says that those who suffer from autism like to interact with digital devices like smartphone and cameras, which is why they decided to create an interactive app to help them out. Called “Look at Me”, the app is developed by Samsung in collaboration with professors, doctors and UX designers. There are seven scientifically produced missions to help children make eye contact, read facial expressions and express their emotions. According to Samsung who tested the program on 20 children over eight weeks, 60% of them showed improvement in making eye contact.
The app is a fun and easy-to-use program with point systems to encourage children to play it 15 to 20 minutes a day. There are different missions for children to complete everyday, some of which requires parental assistance and participation, allowing them to spend more time interacting with their children. Visit Samsung for more information about the app.
Look at Me can be downloaded for free on any Android devices running on Android 4.0 and above.