It is “a robotic companion,” the roly-poly LEKA robot is shaped like a ball, has an endearing “face” that changes expressions, and uses sound, light and colors to interact with users through customisable games that improve cognitive and motor skills. Caretakers and educators can program the toy to guide children with developmental disabilities through a range of activities, helping them to improve communication and learn to interact with their environment and with others around them.WANT TO KNOW HOW THIS LEKA WORKS??
LEKAsenses and responds to a child’s participation in games like color identification, picture matching or hide-and-seek, controlled via Bluetooth and programmed through an app available for iOS and Android. During gameplay, Leka supplies positive images and sounds for instance, showing a smiling face or emitting laughter to reward progress and encourage confidence.
For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), communicating with others can be enormously challenging. ASD describes a neurodevelopmental disorders relating to communication difficulties and characterized by repetitive behaviors, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
ASD typically manifests in infancy or early childhood and occurs across ethnic groups, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that it affects approximately 1 in 68 children. Its causes are unknown, though genetics, parental age and exposure to certain pesticides and pharmaceuticals have been suspected to increase a baby’s risk of being born with ASD.