Earlier this month, Samsung Italia introduced a communication app called Wemogee. This is the first communication app to use an emoticon to send and receive information. The app was built to assist individuals with language disorders like aphasia to communicate freely with their relatives and friends.
Samsung worked alongside a team of speech therapists to develop this communication app. It works as a kind of emoji-to-text translator. This means that individuals with language disorders could use the app to send any kind of message using the available alternative emoji, which the app will then translate those emojis into text for the person without the aphasia to understand, which makes the conversation more interactive. The app has a nice and interactive interface for the aphasic people to clearly see the emoji they want to use to communicate.
According to Samsung, “the app includes a library of more than 140 phrases related to basic needs and emotional expressions.”
You can download the Samsung Wemogee app for free on the Google Play store from April 28th. As of now, the app supports English and Italian.
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