Those who live with autism often have trouble making eye contact with others and perceiving emotions in others. A new app “Look At Me” from Samsung Canada might help children develop these skills — and make it fun too.
The Korean consumer electronics giant has collaborated with Autism Speaks Canada, an organisation dealing with autistic children, for the training programme, and has stated that it will give away 200 Galaxy Tab S devices preloaded with Look At Me app to 200 parents who have autistic children. The programme is however limited to Canada for now. Interested users can apply on the dedicated Samsung website.
‘Look at Me’ is now available in Google Play and is compatible with Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Note 2, Note 3, Note 4, Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Tab 4 and Galaxy Tab 5, and Zoom 1 devices.
The app is geared towards helping children with autism to develop their communication skills, so they are more comfortable in various social situations as they grow up.
The team behind Look At Me conducted a clinical trial with 20 children for eight weeks, and claim that 60 percent of kids tested showed improvement in making eye contact.