The Wonder Tree is the Pakistani startup from Karachi that won the third prize at Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Tech-I Startup Competition last year. The competition was held at Stanford University.
The Chief Technical Officer Muhammad Usman who is also the co founder of the startups stated that ones his elder brother who is born with special needs was playing on PlayStation and was enjoying it. That day he decided to do something for the special children. He quoted, “It was then when all the dots connected and I realized what I wanted to do.”
For the children suffering from autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADHD and other mental disabilities games will be designed in presence of special education teachers, occupational therapists and psychologists.
The startup has been successful in designing four games for such children.
The games are developed keeping in mind the ease to operate and play as they just need a kinect v2 sensor, a television and a laptop to run.
The games also features the reporting system that keeps the record of children’s performance.