UniServices, the commercialisation unit for the University of Auckland, has awarded its Spark Ideas Challenge prize to a team of students from the Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship programme for a plan to bring software to assist autistic children to market.

The project, LearnEmotion, is designed to help autistic children recognise facial expressions. Part of the autistic condition prevents those with the disorder from understanding emotions on the faces of others, hampering effective communication and can lead to behavioural issues…

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