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4.5 stars 4.6 stars 4 stars 3 stars 3 reviews 5-year-old child with autism and autism spectrum disorder uses GPS navigation app to find their way around home article Posted by FourFourMiles on Monday, March 25, 2019 1:09:37 A 5-month-old boy with autism has created a GPS navigation system that can help him navigate around his home and other spaces.
The device, called a GPS Navigation Bar, features a bar that moves up and down to track where the child is, and which direction it is facing.
The boy, who was born with autism spectrum disorders, has a computer vision problem that limits his ability to identify shapes and move around the house, but it also gives him an idea of what is going on in the world around him, said his father, David Gavitt.
Mr Gavitz said the GPS Bar was designed to provide the boy with a safe way to find his way around the home, as well as help him keep track of the activities of his family.
“I wanted to make sure that it was something that was safe for the child, safe for his safety, that it’s something that the child was comfortable with, and something that his family could use to do all the things that they needed to do,” he said.
“The whole purpose of the device is to give the child a map of the world so that they could know where to go, and what to do, and where to hide.”
He said he hoped the device would help the boy keep up with his activities, and make him more comfortable around his family, who live in the community of Raby Creek.
“If he could do all that he does with the GPS, he would be doing much better,” Mr Gavitzer said.
The GPS Bar is currently used in the home of Rylan White, who has autism spectrum conditions.
“He’s really happy to have something that is not just a GPS, but something that he can use to make his own maps, and that he could see what’s going on around him,” Mr White said.GPS Bar ‘just another piece of technology’The GPS bar has already made Mr Givitz’s son a believer in the device.
“They’re really good at it, and I love that the little boy has the ability to use it,” he added.
“It’s just another piece in the puzzle of what he’s got to do to make himself better.”