How did you come up with your solution and what inspired you to form your company?
Over the past 6 years, the main members of our team have been engaged in the research work of autistic children. Through ADIR and ADOS evaluation of more than 2000 autistic children, we found that most autistic children and children with language disabilities face challenges to express themselves. We also found that AAC products can effectively help autistic children’s expression. Thus, Yuudee2 is being built to be able to assist children with autism express themselves through complex syntax and sentence structure.
How did your team come together? What is your team’s MO and drive towards the problem you’re trying to solve?
Our team members have come from the technology, Internet, and education industries. But most importantly, we all have a special interest and passion in addressing the gaps in special education. Yudee 2 is a representation of combining our skills and experiences with our passion in providing better tools for children with disabilities These is our mandate and the driving force for us to face all kinds of challenges as a company.
What do you plan on doing with UNICEF’s Innovation Fund investment and how will you use that to leverage raising follow-on investment?
UNICEF’s Innovation Fund investment will support the design and development of the main functions of our product. Over the course of the 12 month investment period, Beijing Daokoudai intends to enable children to communicate using sentence structures in everyday life. We aim to have over over 2,000 users and to measure the positive impact on children’s ability to communicate.
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