This Samsung App Helps Children With Autism Make Eye Contact

Cheil Worldwide creates 'Look at Me' game

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For all the griping and joking about the alienating effects of smartphone technology, it's worth remembering that ubiquitous mini computers can actually help people socialize—even people who struggle with basic forms of communication.

Samsung is capitalizing on research that suggests kids with autism like interacting with digital devices, by teaming up with South Korean universities to develop a free Android app designed to help children on the spectrum learn how to better make eye contact, and recognize facial expressions.

Ad agency Cheil Worldwide helped create the educational game, titled "Look at Me."

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