Research has found that technology-based learning can be appealing to people with ASD for several reasons. It’s consistent. It can provide a specific focus of attention that reduces distractions from extraneous sensory stimuli, as well as freedom from social demands. Virtual reality technology, as a means of learning and communication, acts as a bridge for people on the autism spectrum and the society, it will help them understand how to engage the police when next they are stopped by the police. It is on record that a lot of people with autism have been shot by police in the United state just because the police are unaware they acted funny because they have autism. Virtual reality can put an end to the many unjust killing of innocent people with autism.
Vibha Sazawal, a computer scientist developed the Floreo system virtual reality because she had a son with autism, the boy is an enthusiastic partner in Floreo, the boy, named Manoj helps introduce other children to virtual reality at exhibitions.
“My son, Manoj really loves learning with Floreo, after each virtual reality section he engages in pretend play, which was a big developmental milestone that is often delayed with kids with autism,” said Ravindran
The Floreo system has been put to use as a learning tool in schools, autism programs, and homes. Floreo system on virtual reality is being used to bridge the gap between people with disabilities and the police.
Capt. Michael O’Donnell, commanding officer of Philadelphia’s 17th Police District, saw the Floreo system virtual reality session as a potential for both police and people on the autism spectrum, he got his officers involved in the Floreo system virtual reality training.
“With the Floreo system virtual reality training, the police is learning cues to look for when they’re dealing with people with autism,” O’Donnell said. “Instead of escalating a situation, they can recognize those cues and actually de-escalate a situation more quickly.”