The Harlie Chatbot App is Designed For People With Neurological Issues

 - Feb 18, 2016
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A group of researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the University of Queensland have developed an innovative chatbot app, named Harlie, that is capable of chatting with humans.

The app is designed to be able to engage in small talk with people suffering from neurological conditions, helping them to practice their communication whilst also helping doctors and caregivers assess patients' condition.

One problem faced by many people suffering from neurological disorders is the fact that they don't always have someone to practice with, which is where the Harlie chatbot app becomes very useful. The app helps these people practice their communication, while enabling therapists to assess what course of speech therapy-related action to take with a specific patient.