#samsung’s new app translates emoji into simple phrases to help people with speech disorders

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Samsung Italia, the Korean company’s Italy-based team, thinks emoji can help people with aphasia communicate. The neurological disorder affects the language part of people’s brains so they often have difficulty speaking, reading, and writing. It doesn’t affect cognition.

That’s why Samsung made an app called Wemogee, which allows people with aphasia to communicate with others through emoji. Users can select from a list of emoji phrases, and those on the receiving end of a message will see a response in text. Like this:

Image: Samsung Italia

The app contains more than 140 phrases that cover day-to-day activities. Users can ask, “what would you like to eat,” for example, or convey their mood. The emoji in the app…

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