Special Computer Program for Children With Autism
Joanes is Maria Jose Pozo Olaizola's first son. At birth, everything seemed perfect.
After his first birthday, baby Joanes, isolated himself from everyone, even his parents.
Earlier this year, his psychiatrist asked the family to try out a special program.
Maria Jose Pozo says there has been a radical change in her son.
E-mintza (Basque for electronic language) is a new technological way of communication.
Through E-mintza, people with autism are able to interact with other people.
Pictograms, like these on the computer, are a common way of aiding commuication.
The application creates a game using a combination of images and sounds.
It has a database of 400 images, with a capacity of up to 4,000. It also allows users to upload their own photos.
Joaquin Fuentes Biggi thought of creating E-mintza when he saw astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, using a computer to communicate his theories.
E-mintza is the only app developed by computer programmers at Nesplora available to the public free of charge.
E-mintza has been developed for Windows, Mac, Android and soon for the iPad.
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