Innovation Award

About the Solution

SmartStones is a revolutionary sensory communication system that enables people to communicate using body language through a mobile application called :prose. Linking sensory inputs including body language, expressions and gestures with verbal constructs, :prose bridges the systemic issue of communication faced by 370 million nonverbal people, including those with severe autism.

Andreas Forsland, founder of SmartStones, has been awarded the Gold Edison Award for Social Impact and the Singularity University Global Grand Challenge for Education, and has been recognized by Global Elevate’s Technology for Inclusion Award. Forsland’s range of expertise includes innovation, transforming healthcare, universal design and the future of communication. Forsland currently lives in California, USA.