It is already a reality. The gaze of a child with special needs can serve as a tool to enable them to communicate with the world around them. APANID wants to incorporate communications technologies into the treatment of children with autism or cerebral palsy, among other illnesses, in order to help them interact them with their surroundings. Thank you for helping us get it.
A gaze is worth a thousand words. This key principle is now a reality for children who have difficulty speaking, allowing them to be in touch with their surroundings. Dynamic eye-gaze control communications technology can be a way of helping them communicate with the world.
“The power of my gaze opens up new horizons” project, from A.P.A.N.I.D. proposes using information and communications technologies for therapeutic purposes. Operating electronic tablets and computers with optical recognition not only helps children with special needs become more independent and learn more but it also enables them to engage in something as essential as communicating with their family, sometimes for the very first time.
Since 1968 A.P.A.N.I.D. has been working on creating resources to help people with intellectual disabilities, carrying out research in the rehabilitation field and training new professionals so they can help and encourage the development of people with functional limitations and multiple disabilities.
With this project, there has been a boost to how to apply communications technologies to treating children who have special needs arising out of developmental disorders, autism, cerebral palsy and rare diseases, as well as for those with learning disorders, cognitive impairment and emotional and behavioral disturbances. This organization knows all too well that nothing grabs a child's attention more than a computer or an electronic tablet and if we can combine this with using programs that stimulate cognitive development and attention, we can make great strides.
A gaze can become a powerful tool for integration while the technology becomes their ally. Thank you for helping us so many children can open their world.