What is Cosmo?
Cosmo is a set of interactive and multi-sensory controllers (called Cosmoids), that work together with the Cosmo app. Cosmo offers an ever- growing selection of activities that motivate learners to develop motor, cognitive, and communication skills through play and music. Cosmo’s multi-sensory activities work towards achieving skill-based, functional, and national curriculum compatible goals. Results are recorded to allow for easy progress tracking. Our interactive activities have been especially designed by therapists and special educators to provide engaging and motivating opportunities for learning, creativity, and therapy.
What do I need to use Cosmo?
You need an iPad, the Cosmo app and a set of Cosmoids. The Cosmo app is compatible with: 3rd/4th/5th generation iPad, all iPad mini, iPad Air and iPad Air 2, all iPad Pro with iOS version 9.0 or newer. To find if you can use your iPad with Cosmo you need to identify the model of the iPad. You can do this here
What ages is Cosmo designed for?
Cosmo is designed for children and adults with special educational needs and physical disabilities, but people of all ages and abilities enjoy it! It is especially suitable for people with moderate to severe autism, profound and multiple learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, brain injuries, and other physical, social, and communication difficulties.
What exactly will I get when I buy Cosmo? (What’s in each kit?)
In the box you will find 6 Cosmoids, 6 USB charger cables, a charging port with international plug adapters, and Velcro for attaching the Cosmoids to a variety of surfaces. Then you just need to download the free Cosmo app from the app store onto your iPad, an you’re ready to go!
How do I charge the Cosmoids?
Plug the Cosmoids into the charging port using the USB charging cables. You can charge all 6 at the same time. The Cosmoids take around 2-4 hours to charge and will glow red while charging. They glow green when they are fully charged.
How long is the battery life?
A 2-4 hour charge will keep the Cosmoids going for around a week of normal usage (2 to 3 hours a day)
Are the Cosmoids wireless?
Yes, the cosmoids are completely wireless and connect with the iPad using Bluetooth. The range of the cosmoids is around 15 – 20 metres.
How robust are the Cosmoids?
We know that SEN equipment must be built to last, so we have made cosmoids very, very, very tough.
Is there a warranty?
Yes, all Cosmoids are covered by a 12 month limited warranty.
Can I use the Cosmoids with a variety of programs and software?
Yes, cosmoids can also be used as sensitive and ergonomic accessibility controllers. They connect with dozens of online games and applications such as Skype and Google Calendar, giving access to people with limited motor or cognitive abilities, and providing light notifications.
Can I track progress using Cosmo?
Yes, Cosmo collects data on your students’ physical and cognitive development, such as reaction times and evolution of memory, and tracks their progress within each session, as well as over longer periods of time.
What is the educational value of each activity?
Cosmo’s multisensory activities focus on skill-based, functional and national curriculum compatible goals, to help students in tasks of everyday living. Cosmo’s activities motivate learners to develop motor, cognitive, and communication skills using meaningful sound, light, colour and musical interactions. For more detailed information on the educational value of each Cosmo activity, please see the User Guide.