Founded in 2013, Auticiel develops apps on digital tablets to foster social inclusion and autonomy for people suffering from mental and/or cognitive impairment. These highly customizable apps and tablets help over 120 000 disabled children and adults to communicate, to acquire landmarks in time, to get a better understanding of the world around them or to perform everyday life and occupational tasks.
Building on the expertise of an experienced team and a scientific board comprising researchers, psychologists and speech therapist, Auticiel designs these tools and conducts field-tests in partnership with users and their caregivers (parents, professionals…), as well as with numerous nonprofit organizations (UNAPEI, Sésame French Autism Federation, John Bost Foundation, Léopold Bellan Foundation…).
Auticiel was granted the “Remarkable Initiative” label, has won the Virginia Tech KW Challenge in the US and was distinguished by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health as one of the Handicap & Innovation Challenge laureates in 2017. Auticiel has also been supported by institutional stakeholders like BPI France, the Essonne Departmental Board, the Scientipôle network and the Ministry of Education.