In the US, 1 child in 68 is born with the Autism Spectrum Disorders. Children with Autism have learning and developmental disorders, and represent a number higher than all others disabilities put together. In the US alone, over 6.4% children have special needs in terms of cognitive, motor and sensory processing skills. Parents and therapists are struggling to make their children progress because it’s so hard to find tools that will motivate, stimulate and engage them in the learning activities.
At Leka, our mission is to help exceptional children live exceptional lives. Our first product, Leka, is cute spherical smart toy to help take care of children with special needs.
Parents and therapists of children with special needs often struggle to help them engage with their surroundings and make progress in different areas of learning. Leka is packed with lights, sounds, and vibrations designed to engage children while a broad range of sensors help tracking their progress. It provides a fun way to keep special needs children interested and motivated at home and in therapy.
Backed by an extensive R&D approach & guided by a board of established experts, Leka is designed to interact with children through educational apps that engage their motor, cognitive & emotional skills — reinforcing cognitive & social learning. The device is controlled through a partnered app via BLE. A monitoring platform will track the child’s developmental progress over time and serve as a communication medium between parents, caregivers & therapists.
Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform can take Leka to the next step by
Explore creative ways of integrating IoT and Data Science in the software of the robot for it to help build a SELF-OPTIMIZING, ALWAYS LEARNING Robot.
GOAL 4: QUALITY EDUCATION
Leka ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Being a robot, Leka is both predictable and stable in its interactions, which is very important for the child's sense of safety and serenity. Leka caters to the specific needs of the kids and focuses on sensory and motor stimulations such as music, colors, mouvements and vibrations. Leka will really help parents, carers and doctors, take care of the children in a smarter and more connected way.
Through their sensors, all the Leka in the world will record data on how children are interacting with them. We will then provide parents and therapists with insightful information about their children progress. But that’s not all. We want to gather this data and make is available to researchers, because we believe that is only together that we can understand and discover patterns. Correlation between the children, their specificities, and the activities that help them progress faster will be shared so that everyone can benefit from it through new educational content.
So essentially learning experiences from one part of the world can be applied to others contexts using the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. Data Collected from different robots across the world will help improve its program using Machine Learning, and can be used a diagnostic and performance tracking tool across the world.
Passionate about bringing new technology to those who need it the most
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Have you been in a situation where a generic treatment did not work very well for you or someone you know? Have you ever had that nagging feeling that maybe the doctor (as good as he or she may be) should really be treating YOU rather than a generalized representation of you?
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"Staying Alive" is a serious game that allows to learn appropriate behaviors for first aid techniques.
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FEops offers the first and only patient-specific simulation technology for structural heart interventions, surpassing basic anatomical measurement by accurately predicting how devices will interact with each unique patient.
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