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Livox

The first intelligent alternative communication software for people living with disabilities, helping 20,000 people more easily interact with others.

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Carlos Pereira

Founder and CEO at Livox

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Employees 6–20
Headquarters Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Over 1 billion people are living with disabilities on the planet -- people who face the risk of social exclusion on a daily basis in part because of their difficulty communicating easily and quickly. Livox is working to change this by developing products, services, and trainings that facilitate simple, efficient communication for those living with disabilities. Founded by a mother and father who wanted to better communicate with their physically handicapped daughter, the Livox team is comprised of technologists, speech and occupational therapists, who have developed the first-ever intelligent alternative communication software for tablets. Livox has received the Schwab Foundation's Social Entrepreneur 2017 award, has received a $500,000 investment from Google, and is currently helping 20,000 people with disabilities more easily communicate in schools, hospitals, and homes across the globe.

Notable Achievements

  • Awarded as the Best Inclusion App in the World by the WSA
  • CEO recognized as the Social Entrepreneur of 2017 by the World Economic Forum

Currently Operating in Eight Regions

Press Mentions

February 2, 2018

Em Davos, brasileiro que fez software para deficiente ganha projeção global

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February 1, 2019

Four Natural Language Processing Techniques To Increase Your Understanding

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March 28, 2018

This man created an entire company just to talk to his daughter

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August 5, 2016

These Startups Are Out To End Global Illiteracy, An Often Ignored Problem

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