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Jul 12, 2020

Vijay Ravindran is the creator of Floreo, an app to help kids with Autism understand social interactions.

  • Vijay’s son inspired the app.
  • Combines iPhone with VR headset
  • VR therapy.
  • help in 2 ways. 1. Opportunities to create fun characters.
  • Therapy can get patronizing and monotonous; we make it better.
  • Don’t have a lot of practice in giving kids
  • One of the fascinating things is that professionals use the scenes in ways that we haven’t predicted.
  • Student who is afraid of going outside.
  • Never seen child interact in traditional therapy.
  • Big emphasis around research.
  • Research partners Celebrate the Children, CHOP Center for Autism Research.
  • Work on eye contact with students.
  • NIH Fasttrack grant - helped fund groundbreaking research around Autism.
  • What are the barriers you face?
  • Helping families and professionals think about how you can schedule and integrate when they are already scheduled to the max.
  • VR is still not commonplace.
  • We carry the burden of being the first time adults and children experience VR.
  • Support iPad via tele therapy sessions.
  • for more information. Subscription plans for the software for homes and schools.
  • How to be a transformative principal? Starting with understanding the unique situations that families are in right now. Start with the customer and work backwards.
  • Knowing how much potential these kids have and knowing what’s possible if these

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