A free 'app' that detects dyslexia in 15 minutes
23 DIC 2016 - 7:21 CET
My child has dyslexia . How did you find out? In the doctor. This may change. Dyslexia is the impaired ability to read why confused or order of letters, syllables or words altered. Now, as announced this week, Samsung and Change Dyslexia presented Dytective for Samsung, "a new free application for tablets that integrates for the first time a test of linguistic games and attention artificial intelligence for early detection of risk this disorder, "reports EFE. It is the first detector online dyslexia.
The application, which is available for both Android and IOS- consists of a series of exercises lasting a quarter of an hour in which "after analyzing more than 200 variables and the user is notified if you are at risk or suffer dyslexia with 89.5% accuracy, "he explains Change Dyslexia on its website. Unlimited use, the test is aimed for families, professionals and schools. And it has been tested with a sample of 10,000 people. "It can be used for children aged seven years and this test is not equivalent to a medical diagnosis," warn the creators.
This new action is part of the campaign 'purposeful Technology', launched by Samsung, which aims to eliminate all kinds of educational and social barriers through technology, as explained in a statement.
It is estimated that 20% of the population suffers from dyslexia, as announced by the Madrid Association Dyslexia last January. Among children, more than 600,000 children suffer and many even become diagnosed. Although children with dyslexia have a completely normal intelligence, this disorder is behind many cases of school dropouts, according to experts. "With this app, we can help both detect dyslexia as experience and improve school performance of these children , " said the director of Communication, Institutional Relations and Corporate Citizenship Samsung, Francisco Hortigüela.
"Dytective is the result of several years of research Luz Rello (Princess Award Girona 2016) years hard labor after which finally has managed to materialize into a single tool," explains Association Madrid with dyslexia in its web . For research, he had more than 300 volunteers from different countries (Spain, Colombia, Argentina and Chile) and the collaboration of more than 100 schools and centers. The result is the largest study to date on dyslexia in the Spanish-speaking world.
"Talking about Samsung is talking about innovation, but innovation with purpose. Dytective for Samsung is a good example of this. This is an initiative that helps break barriers and help people through technology helping to make a better society "says Marketing Director of Samsung Spain, Alfonso Fernández.
The app is available in Samsung App Store. The promotional video on these lines can be seen in Callao (Madrid) and in cinemas throughout Spain in the coming weeks.
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Article translated from Spanish.
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