Learning Disabilities – Dyslexia/HoloLens

Introduction

Future Care has a joint venture with Brain & Vision Ltd who have developed two Augmented Reality (AR) innovations using HoloLens technology. These include a learning disability solution for dyslexia and a AR solution for more commercial applications including applications that can be applied to hard of hearing or interpreting . These two initiatives are both in prototype stages.

This joint venture with Brain & Vision fits within Future Care’s business model of shared ownership to benefit both parties. Future Care’s interest is to potentially use these two innovations to develop Future Care’s own envisaged innovation using AR/ HoloLens technologies applied to health. However, AR is a long term project but it does provide Future Care with the credibility, contact, and industry exposure to develop expertise in this area.

Future Care also believe that HoloLens technology will be the way information is displayed in the future, replacing the old two dimensional PC/laptop or phone screen.

The Dyslexia Initiative

The programme is relatively simple. Those with dyslexia often find it helpful to read with a coloured filter over the page to stop the letters or words jumping around on the page. Or certain type faces and font size work better for some, each person’s preference being different according to the type of dyslexia and severity of the condition. HoloLens enables the user to see the real page but change the way they see it according to the severity and nature of their dyslexia.

The Market

Those who are finding it difficult to read or deal with numbers are stigmatised and marginalised. If one can get an early diagnosis from an educational psychologist either while in education or in the workplace then the individual can be “statemented” and they are entitled to additional help and resources to enable them to function more efficiently in their respective environments, jobs or personal life. Dyslexia is seen by the government as a learning disability and covered by legislation both in education and the workplace.

Future Care has leveraged this initiative to engage with Ravensbourne, a specialist, virtual reality and augmented reality university, located in Greenwich. Although, just at the beginning of discussions, Ravensbourne are interested in working with Brain & Vision to develop this dyslexia technology in three ways:

  • To develop the technology to a point in can be monetised for the education sector
  • To run a pilot to explore how the university would integrate this into their academic processes
  • To explore this solution as a dyslexia screening tools. This is not dissimilar to the way an optician will use different focal lenses to compensate for poor eye sight.

Besides the functional aspect of this application it puts Future Care at the centre of virtual and augmented reality innovation. This is a hot topic in the use of technology across many sectors. Future Care is on the ground floor with this and has a patent pending for MADE™ –  My Augmented Data Environment.

Investors can be a part of this development, and much more by investing now. This link takes you to our secure and private Financial Services Authority approved investor page. Investors can register and access all due diligence information as required. However, this and other initiatives are excluded from the financial P&L as we are seeking to keep the investor story as simple as possible.

Alternatively, for more information, please CONTACT US or call our FREE phone number 0800 688 9194

 

Go to top of page