About Giraf

Giraf is a tablet environment aimed at autistic children with little or no verbal communication. It can be used for daily schedules, games and education.

Ugeplan

The Giraf system has been developed by students at Aalborg University as the bachelor project on the software engineering education from the spring of 2011. The system has been created in close cooperation with Børnehaven Birken (Kindergarten), Egebakken (School), Enterne (Home for disabled), The speech institute at Aalborg municipality og Center for Autism and ADHD at Aalborg Municipality. The system will be developed continuously and will hopefully be ready for use within the next years.

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4 thoughts on “About Giraf

    • Giraf is not in day to day use yet. The intention of the system is to both an alternative communication tool for children without a verbal language as well as a planning and structuring tool. The system also includes a couple of games. One for teaching children to categorize objects and one for teaching them to use the loudness of their voice to control a small race car on the tablet screen.

  1. Hej!
    Det er ærgeligt, det kun findes i androidudgave, da vi på min arbejdsplads anvender iPads, der er stillet til rådighed til undervisning og hjælpemidler af kommunen!
    Venligst Inge

    • Hej Inge.

      Tak for din kommentar. Vi er klar over at der i langt de fleste danske kommuner blevet benyttet iPads. Gunden til at det er udviklet til Android er at dette virkede som den teknisk bedste platform da vi startede udviklingen for 5 år siden. Vi vil rigtigt gerne også udvikle en udgave til iPads, men dette er en meget stor opgave. Vi håber på at dette kunne gøres i et samarbejde med flere danske kommuner i løbet af de næste par år.

      Mvh Ulrik Nyman.

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