When LuMind IDSC Foundation surveyed 400 parents of children and adults with Down syndrome about independence, nearly 90% responded that they wanted their loved one to have as much independence with daily living activities as possible. A new app called MapHabit aims to provide cutting-edge technology that will help those with Down syndrome and their caregivers manage their daily activities with visual maps.
MapHabit is currently seeking individuals who are between the ages of 7 and 17 and are diagnosed with Down syndrome for a research study.
By using the MapHabit app for a period between 3 - 6 months, individuals and their caregivers will be able to work on important skills while providing data that will help improve the app.
The MapHabit software allows either the person with Down syndrome or their caregiver to develop and utilize visual maps that show schedules and daily living activities. By consistently using visual mapping techniques, individuals with Down syndrome may enhance learning and memory, which will lead to less stress and a higher quality of life.