Virtual Reality Helping People with Autism
People with autism can use this software to have immersive experiences with computer-generated full body avatars that can be fully interactive, with emotional facial expressions, body language and animations in real time. The complete system called 3D Digital Puppeteer (TM) allows parents, therapists and children with autism to improve their social, conversational and motivational skills. It incorporates automatic lip sync, easy-to-use pentablet controls and a library of colorful characters in vivid background environments, ready to engage people of any age. They can either control the avatars like puppets or be part of the audience. Scientific research has identified the value of VR and live animation in helping those with autism thrive, but no company has ever offered such a powerful and complete solution. And our development plans will take us onto game consoles like XBox in the coming year.