Analyses | Medicine and healthcare | 2017-07-10 | Sing Tao

Can emojis help people with aphasia to express themselves?

Every year, thousands of people are diagnosed with aphasia in Hong Kong. Their reading, writing, listening and speaking abilities suffer various degrees of damage, making them incapable of communicating effectively. Recently, a mobile app claims using emojis to reconnect these patients with the outside world. However, considering the golden period for aphasia treatment lasts 12 months only, is this new technology worth a try?

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.