A Creative IoT Solution For People With Learning Difficulties
Assistive technology company Filisia announces the launch of its first product, Monoma. Filisia has created a smart modular device and software that uses games and musical expression to make learning of those with special education needs fun, tactile and interactive.
“Special education and training can often be very repetitive and boring for students. They feel demotivated and isolated. This ultimately results in need for greater intervention by therapists and more time and costs associated with special education.” says Georgios Papadakis, CEO, Filisia
Filisia are committed to help children and adults with conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy or brain injury, among others and has taken two years of thorough research, testing and collaboration with 80+ therapists, special educators, and students to design Monoma.
‘’Monoma is great for students with autism who are more visual learners, as it incorporates sound and light and it is immediate, without requiring any verbal explanation. It is very simple, but the activities develop it into something complex to support expression and multimodal learning.’’ says David Shiel, music therapist at the Garden School in London.
Monoma is a set of multimedia tactile controllers that use dynamic sensors, light up, and can take any colour. The software is a series of 14 interactive games and musical exercises that use sounds, colours, lights and music and are designed by therapists, special teachers and artists.
The device is modular and can be fully personalised. Carers use Monoma units both in solo and in group student activities, with students being able to play memory, storytelling, social, turn taking and physical exercise games. The first of its kind data analytics system provides unique quantitative insights on the session while the students are engaged in creative play, allowing therapists to track the progress of the students with a variety of metrics including logical reasoning, memory, reaction time, turn-taking skills and also motor abilities; such as endurance, force, speed and width of movement.
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