Samsung’s emoji-based chat app for people with language disorders is here


In an effort to help people suffering from aphasia to communicate with their loved ones, Samsung has built Wemogee, a free chat app that uses emoji to easily translate their thoughts into messages. Aphasia is a disorder usually caused by brain injury or disease that affects people’s ability to understand written and spoken language. However, patients can still comprehend visual cues like symbols and facial expressions. To that end, Wemogee presents aphasic users with visual options for what they want to say to a friend or family member, and creates a sequence of emoji to send out as a message. There…

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