Dystech: leveraging AI for dyslexia screening

Dystech: leveraging AI for dyslexia screening

Dystech is a mobile app based assessment for dyslexia. The innovation will minimise the lengthy months-long wait of diagnoses and costs only a fraction of the traditional assessment methods. Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects one in five children. Utilising artificial intelligence, Dystech will enable educators, parents and professionals to easily assess the likelihood of dyslexia with high accuracy in just 15 minutes.

Key points

  • Education innovation for mass screening of dyslexia
  • Winner, 2019 EduGrowth Business Start – Business Plan Competition

Dystech is the winner of the 2019 EduGrowth LaunchPad Business Start business plan competition. The submission, interview and presentation by Hugo Richard impressed the judging panel consisting of Ryan O’Hare, Pauline Farrell, Warwick Freeland, Georgina McCann and Angelo Nardozza. The judges commented that a product that can do mass screening for dyslexia should find a market. The submission included a strong business idea with many monetisation options, a well articulated plan, product roadmap and execution ideas. 

Dystech is the work of Hugo Richard, Jim Radford, Professor Gilles Richard and Professor Mathieu Serrurier.

Dyslexia is a learning disability that impacts reading and writing ability. Early assessment is critical in order to make appropriate interventions. Traditional assessment costs between $1,000 and $2,500 and can take up to one year to diagnose. Dystech is a SaaS DIY mobile app that costs under $100. The innovation will help children with dyslexia, as well as children who have difficulty reading and writing by disqualifying dyslexia as the cause. 

As the winner of the 2019 EduGrowth LaunchPad Business Start business plan competition, Dystech receives $5,000 grant to further the business, one year EduGrowth Membership, one hour mentoring session with an EduGrowth mentor, $10,000 AWS Hosting Credits and will represent Australia qualifying for the semi-final round of the GSE Milken-Penn Business Plan Competition in 2020.

For more information about Dystech, please contact:
Hugo Richard [email protected]