Samsung Launches ‘Look At Me’ App for Kids With Autism


Samsung has launched a new Android app called ‘Look At Me’ to help children with autism to make better eye contact and improve their facial recognition abilities through digital devices like smartphones or smart cameras. It was developed by doctors and professors from Seoul National University and Yonsei University Department of Psychology.

The newly launched app uses photos, facial recognition technology and a series of games to help kids to express their emotions and communicate with other people. In a clinical trail, the app was tested by the team with 20 children for 8 weeks and claim that 60 percent of them showed improvement in making eye contact.

Here is a video which shows the working of the app:

Earlier this month, Google and Autism Speaks launched MSSNG, a project seeking to develop the world’s largest database of sequenced genomic information on people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members. The information will be stored on the Google Cloud Platform, providing an open resource to scientists for use in their research.

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