The Olympics Sports Team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, March 23, 2019: (key2enable keyboard)
Introduction: About Five years ago we began to develop Key-X, a keyboard that enables anyone with severe motor disabilities to full access computers, tablets, and smartphones (key2enable keyboard).
Key-X has nine keys that need to be combined with two touches to make one command.
Primarily we thought about people with severe motor disabilities like Cerebral Palsy, but our Team foresaw that children with another spectrum could also gain using the keyboard, like Autism, Down Syndrome and other intellectual impairment.
In Brazil, we already have a few thousand kids using it in public school, home and rehabilitation clinics, and now with our English and Spanish version, we set to expand to North America and the world.
In 2018 we became a Singularity University’s Portfolio company and the only one on Education field. https://su.org/ventures/
In Abu Dhabi we became Hero of The Year, competing with 800 startups from 58 different countries. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/324905
Again In Abu Dhabi, in March 2019 we selected among hundreds of applications and won the education category for the Olympics World games https://www.abudhabi2019.org/innovation-challenge
Also in March 2019, we became one of the 2 finalists of GSVC 2019 East Region celebrating 20 years of impact at the Haas School of Business – UC Berkeley, among 692 Startups from 67 countries – http://lnkd.in/eNihDcD
Interview on Bourbon Friday in St Louis – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYLWnLPDu-E&t=14s
Tifany Oliveira Presenting Key-X in St Louis – https://www.facebook.com/SingularityUStLouis/videos/267679227302970/
Launching Key-X on Indiegogo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-bM0pn-OaU
We are building a new way to teach kids with severe motor, intellectual and physical disabilities. I think we have many things in common.
To better understand our technology, we encourage everybody to look at some videos because “Seeing is Believing” in our case.
Key-x and its accessories give autonomy, privacy, and empower people with disabilities to use tablets, computers, and smartphones.
They will be able to communicate and learn. Also, by doing that, we bring them to our technological world and open all the exponential possibilities they have.
It all started with Gleisson. He was born with cerebral palsy and graduated in Computer Science in a small town in Brazil.
He was able to learn and graduate by using a “head pointer.”
As soon as he graduated, he had an idea to enable better access to his computer, and he created the concept of the “Nine key keyboard.”
Later, we started working with him to turn the idea into a real solution which could be used by ALL people with motor and physical disabilities.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyGlsovg58k. —- Courtesy José Rubinger Filho Co-Founder & CSO.
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