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Emoface Play & Learn Emotions is an app designed to help children and young adults understand and learn emotions. Originally developed for people with autism spectrum disorders, the app can be useful for anyone who wants to improve their skills and emotional intelligence.

By working with the 6 basic emotions ( joy, fear, anger, sadness, surprise, disgust ), Emoface Play & Learn Emotions helps in recognizing and understanding emotions, in particular by detailing facial features and by putting emotions in context.

The use of the app is perfectly suited to sessions with healthcare professionals, due to the difficulties that users face in recognizing emotions, as well as in understanding them, contextual or not. But the app can also be used with the family or independently.

With the help of realistic and expressive 3D avatar generation technology with which the child can interact and which can be found in all games, Emoface is a fun and educational app.

The Emoface Play & Learn Emotions app helps recognize and understand emotions, including detailing facial features and emotions placed in context. It is an ideal work tool for children aged 5 to 14 with autism spectrum disorders, but its fun and reassuring interface is suitable for all children. Anyone who wants to improve their skills and emotional intelligence can benefit from it.

Suitable for :

  • Verbal and non-verbal children with ASD (mild to moderate autism);
  • Children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders;
  • Children and young adults with intellectual disabilities;
  • But also for all children who need to work on their emotions, as a result of behavioral problems: opposition disorder, schizophrenia…

Skills required to use EMOFACE :

  • Indicate (to play, answer the exercises)
  • Listen (instructions are also audio, which allows even nonverbal / non-reading children to use the app)
  • Choose (to answer / play)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) include a complex set of changes in children’s cognitive and emotional development. These can be represented, in particular, by difficulties in learning, communication and social interaction.

ASD is a generic term to specifically characterize autism or Asperger’s syndrome.

About 700,000 people in France are affected by ASD, including 100,000 children and young adults under the age of 20.


Signs can appear from childhood (starting at about 18 months).

There are often learning and communication problems (verbal and non-verbal) :

In young children

  • The child does not respond to their first name, does not point the finger, does not imitate people, avoids looking into the eyes of others, makes few social gestures (such as “hello”, does not say his age and “goodbye”).

Children and adults

  • Difficulties in establishing a dialogue, engaging in conversation, creating friendships, decoding emotions and language subtleties such as irony, sarcasm, ambiguities.

Other behaviors are also observed from childhood to adulthood :

  • a narrow and repetitive palette of interests and activities
  • atypical sensory reactions

Contrary to popular beliefs, the presence of ASD does not necessarily imply intellectual disabilities. According to INSERM, this affects about one in three people.

You can use the app anywhere in the world, as long as the child can understand the instructions and the play environment. The app and its audio instructions are available in English, Romanian and French.

The Emoface Play & Learn Emotions app is available on Google Play and the App Store. Click here to download it.

The app can be downloaded and used on tablets and mobile.

Of course! You have a trial period of one month (30 days), regardless of the subscription plan chosen.

For more information, click HERE.

You don’t need internet to play. However, some actions, such as creating an account and logging in to your account, require internet access.

Photos taken by the app are stored locally. For more information, click HERE.

You cannot access them at the moment, we are working on the possibility of using photos taken via the app and we are preparing a gallery for direct access to your photos. An update will be available soon.

Do you need help ?

The Emoface team is here for you. We can help you with more information and the support you need to embark on the journey through the world of emotions with your child.

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