New software technology empowers disabled children – Health News Article

Scottish scientists have developed the first technology of its kind in the world which allows children with communication difficulties to take control of conversations.

How was school today? is a software system which uses a combination of technologies to enable children with disabilities such as cerebral palsy and learning difficulties to have conversations in a faster, more interactive way.

The system is the result of a year long collaborative project between computing scientists from the Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen and Capability Scotland.

Dr Ehud Reiter, from the University of Aberdeen’s School of Natural and Computing Sciences said: “How was school today?uses sensors, swipe cards, and a recording device to gather information on what the child using the system has experienced at school that day. This can then be turned into a story by the computer – using what is called natural language generation – which the pupils can then share when they get home.

“The system is designed to support a more interactive narration, allowing children to…

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