New HP technology helps autistic kids to use computers.

By on January 4, 2010
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The Dubai Autism Center shall be receiving some of these TouchSmart products, to help children with Autism participate in educational computing activities through the power of touch technology.


HP Middle East and Dubai Autism Centre announced today their new partnership to enable children with autism to use computer and internet technologies with HP’s unique TouchSmart technologies. The new range of TouchSmart products includes the HP Pavilion dv3 with TouchSmart, the HP TouchSmart600 PC and the HP TouchSmpart300 PC. HP Middle East will donate some of these TouchSmart products to the Dubai Autism Center to enable and educate children with Autism through touch technology.

All three products feature HP TouchSmart 3.0 software – HP’s latest touch suite that includes new applications – TouchSmart Canvas for organising and editing photos with touch gestures and TouchSmart Live TV for not only watching television broadcasts but recording and pausing live TV and getting detailed information on programs using the electronic guide.

HP TouchSmart 3.0 software boasts new visuals and personalisation, new interaction and improved applications, the software further delivers touch capabilities and an intuitive interactive experience to customers. Customers with previous TouchSmart PC models will soon be able to receive a software download with some of these new exclusive touch applications that include new visuals, personalisation of tile colours and backgrounds, interactive tiles for quick access to all touch content, as well as enhanced core applications and new applications.

HP Pavilion dv3 with TouchSmart key features include, 13.3-inch diagonal LED touchscreen display, Core 2 Duo Intel processor, NVIDIA GeForce G105M graphics with 512MB dedicated video memory, as well as Windows® 7, Internal optical disk drive and matching slip case. It is available in a fresh new navy blue HP Imprint finish, Modern Vintage, the dv3 is the perfect size for touch interactions and designed for mobility.

HP TouchSmart PCs fits elegantly within the home; the swivel base, tilt webcam and wall mount capability provide customers with the flexibility to use and collaborate with this product in a wide range of locations in the home. HP TouchSmart600 key features include 23-inch 16:9 1080p full HD widescreen display, Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics processor and up to 4GB memory and up to 1TB HDD. It also comes with Microsoft Windows® 7, Wi-fi and Bluetooth and Wireless keyboard and mouse.

HP TouchSmart300 key features include 20-inch 16:9 720p widescreen display, AMD Athlon™ dual- or triple-core processors, ATI Radeon™ HD graphics and up to 4GB memory and up to 500GB HDD. It also comes with Microsoft Windows® 7 and Wi-fi.

The Dubai Autism Center (DAC) this month, shall be receiving from HP some of these TouchSmart products, to help children with Autism participate in educational computing activities through the power of touch technology. HP will be teaming up with a software provider to provide further software that will allow optimal results. The Dubai Autism Center is a non profit organisation that provides information, support, advice and training to professionals and parents of children with Autism. Founded in November 2001DAC is focused on providing holistic intervention programs to children with Autism as well as spreading awareness about this serious disorder. The center relies on the help of companies like HP to continue its services to kids with Autism in Dubai.

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