Livox

Country
Brazil
Sustainable development goals
  • Good health and well-being
  • Quality education
Project link
www.livox.com.br

About the project

Livox is an application that shows images with activities, desires and feelings. The software is designed for people with non-verbal and learning disabilities. It uses Machine Learning and Natural Learning Processing to show images on the screen which correspond to different activities according to two factors: the time of day and the frequency with which the image is used.  

More project information

When Clarinha was born doctors informed that her paralysis did not allow her to move or talk, which would complicate her ability to communicate. Faced with this situation, Clarinha´s parents created an app so that Clarinha would be able to communicate with them and express her feelings and wishes. This is how they created Livox, an alternative communication application developed for people with disabilities and learning impairments to communicate and learn. 

Livox aims at allowing people with non-verbal disabilities to communicate faster and for people with learning impairments to have better opportunities in the school environment. 

According to the WHO, there are over 1 billion people with disabilities on the planet. They are one of the groups with the highest risk of social exclusion. Especially, at school. Access to communication is fundamental for individuals with disabilities. Without it, people experience: Poor school and post-school outcomes Greater risk of abuse and abandonment: the risk is seven times greater than for non-disabled persons. The lack of capacity to report the abuse or neglect is key. Behavior replaces communication. Once significant communication interventions are introduced, the defiant behavior is reduced.  Poor health can be due to the inability of expressing common everyday life ailments such as a headache, tooth ache, muscle aches, etc., which leads to subsequent interventions that are more severe and costly. Communication is an essential part of participation at the work place, even when it does not involve a specific work task.

The project targets children and adults with lexical disabilities. The geographical scope of operations includes Saudi Arabia, Brazil, United States, Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, Djibouti, Argentina.