Pick a Card, Any Card: Undergrad Startup Combines Flashcards with Augmented Reality for Neurodivergent Students

In traditional classrooms, young students might spend the day sitting still for extended periods while listening to teachers talk, sometimes too fast. It’s not a system that works for all, often leaving behind those who learn differently, such as neurodivergent students with conditions like dyslexia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or autism.

Justin Nappi ’24 (CLAS) and Sudiksha Mallick ’23 (CLAS) hope to change that.

Nappi and Mallick are cofounders of SmartCards AR, LLC, a learning platform that combines augmented reality (AR) technology with physical flashcards to provide an interactive educational experience for students in grades 2-5, particularly those who are neurodivergent. Mallick, a double major in political science and human rights, specializes as a spokesperson for the start-up, while Nappi works on the development and technology side.

This article originally appeared in UConn Today. Click here to read the full article.

By Joseph DeVito
Joseph DeVito