Canadian Healthcare Technology – Jerry Zeidenberg – July 2014

The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) is nurturing 15 brain technology entrepreneurs from around the province, and will soon announce several more. Another of OBI’s entrepreneurs, Natasha D’Souza, also showcased her innovation at the recent Discovery conference in Toronto. D’Souza, an electrical engineer by training, has produced Zeely Adventures, a game-like software system that teaches kids with special needs how to recognize emotions in others – something that most children pick up naturally, but which kids with autism, Down’s, ADHD, fetal alcohol syndrome and other disorders must be taught.

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Canadian Healthcare Technology – Jerry Zeidenberg

 

 

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The Inside Agenda Blog – Autism Awareness: Discovering Emotions – April 2nd 2014

Wednesday is World Autism Awareness Day, and The Agenda is exploring this important topic in several ways. Wednesday’s program is completely devoted to the issue, and we have a number of online features on Autism as well.

The Agends with Steve Paikin

The Agends with Steve Paikin

In the above interview, she talks about her app and how important it is for schools to get better at identifying in children the social deficits that are symptoms of these sorts of disorders.

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Metro News Ottawa – New app helps autistic kids decode facial expressions- February 24th 2014

A smile might be a simple way to communicate, but it can be confusing to a child with autism or Asperger Syndrome.

Zeely Adventures is a new app geared to help kids with similar learning disabilities interpret facial expressions. Games with colourful characters teach youth under 10 how to decode frowns and tears and are more fun than therapy, says Natasha D’Souza, the app’s developer.

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