Students HU win contest with app for autistic




Six computer science students of the Hogeschool Utrecht on Friday won the so-called Project B Challenge. This is a competition in which students must devise a way to support people with disabilities. Tweakers is media partner of the challenge.

IT services provider Sogeti began six months ago with Project B Challenge, a competition for third and fourth year science students. The competition took five student teams of four colleges with. It involved teams of HU, Avans, Fontys and Windesheim.

The Utrecht computer science students won Friday after weeks of brainstorming and developing. They built a web application for autistics. The program, known as the Kornuit received, autistic students can more easily and make a structural way appointments with friends.

Students can relate to Kornuit various social media accounts, including Twitter and Facebook. Thanks to these links Kornuit can also discover which films the students like and who their best friends. For this, the application uses an algorithm that wrote the students themselves.

Based on the calculations Kornuit shows at times a suggestion for an appointment with friends who feel the same things ‘fun’ like the same movies. Then there via the application to make an appointment, that may appear in Google Calendar.

“Kornuit to be a companion for young people with autism. As the rollout of these autistic app goes well, we want to launch the app abroad. Pal is now in both Dutch and English available, “team leader Cindy Young left the winning student team know.


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