Created in collaboration with Ulster University and Neon’s Deepa Mann-Kler, Talking Sense is an AR and PC conversation training tool designed to help parents of autistic children/children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) practise appropriate interventions and develop useful coping strategies. The scenario prototyped was the child’s bedtime routine. Charisma’s AI-powered conversation platform allowed the project team to create an interactive simulation, with parents able to talk to the animated child in the experience to practise achieving a peaceful transition to bed.
Parents who tested the experience commented that Talking Sense accurately reflected real life, and was effective in encouraging a consistent approach with a child. They felt it could be a highly beneficial resource for parents facing very long waits for multi-disciplinary assessments and support for their child. An R&D project, Talking Sense demonstrates the potential of Charisma’s conversational AI to support health and wellbeing initiatives.