Researchers develop new smartphone app for autistic people

Researchers develop new smartphone app for autistic people

A team of researchers have developed a new app with an aim to help people with autism to express their creativity.

The app can help people with autism to express their creativity and help find solutions to some of the everyday challenges faced by them. The app named, ASCmeI.T was developed by researchers from the Universities of Sussex, Bath and Southampton. The app will simply allow people to upload a one-minute video talking about their idea and this will be shown to researchers as possible research concepts.

The team aimed at involving people with autism in the development of new technologies that could make lives easier for people with autism from around the world. The app allows people with autism spectrum conditions and also their families, teachers, professionals and other supporters to suggest ideas about what kind of technology can be developed to help them.

Sarah Parsons of the Southampton Education School at the University of Southampton, said, "If you've ever had a moment where you wished there was a useful technology out there to help you, or someone else, with something related to autism, this is the chance to get your idea heard. We want to use this new app to crowd-source ideas which we can blend with latest research and development."

The app is available for free and can be downloaded for both Android and Apple smartphones.

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