A robot to assist children with autism

CHENNAI: Trying to form a difference within the lives of youngsters with autism, Nimaya Robotics, the brainchild of Dr Ramya Moorthy, Srinivasa Moorthy and Subashree Krishnan recently delivered to the fore a replacement therapy system — Suprayoga, to assist and assist children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other intellectual disabilities. the corporate has joined hands with the National Institute for Empowerment of individuals with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD) to enable the utilization of this technique .

This technology was the research topic for Ramya’s PhD and eventually became a corporation . At Suprayoga’s launch recently, Himangshu Das, director, NIEPMD said, “In India, this is often the primary time that such a technology has been developed in various IITs to figure round the problem areas but not on the matter itself.” Subashree Krishnan, co-founder of Nimaya Robotics, told CE, “Our model is to lend our services supported subscriptions. Right now, we've signed an MoU with NIEPMD for the youngsters who are a part of NIEPMD, and that they come from underprivileged backgrounds. This technology will benefit them.”

The pilot testing was through with 60 children across five centres in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. “It projected that learning in children with disabilities showed about 50 per cent improvement,” said Ramya adding that, essentially, this technology showed better results than others. Suprayoga will help children with ASD in learning to understand information, learn hand-eye coordination and obtain a way of direction. It works on the patient with autism to enhance their pschyo-motor skills. Since it's a robot, it does an equivalent function repeatedly, which an individual with autism can relate to. “We will give this technology to those working with children with special needs on a subscription basis,” said Subashree.

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