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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 11 2019
CA$ 657
pledged of CA$ 20,000pledged of CA$ 20,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 11 2019

About

Completing routines is a big challenge for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by difficulties of attention and / or impulsivity and hyperactivity that affect different spheres of life (social, academic, etc.). As for the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it presents significant difficulties in terms of communication and social interactions as well as in terms of behaviors, interests and activities. These children often have deficiencies in executive functions that can cause important difficulties in executing routines. 

In dealing with the daily challenges, it is essential to pay attention to children’s basic needs.

Designed to empower your children, we created a reward-based video game. With HERO, we introduce a new way for your children to develop the ability to self-regulate at an early age.

HERO is a tool that uses video game mechanics to empower children from 6 to 12 years old in the realization of their daily routines. The project is specifically designed for children with attention deficit disorder and / or hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and / or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). HERO puts the game at the service of digital health!

To ensure the child’s motivation to be responsible and perform his/her routines, HERO presents him/her with an avatar, a manifestation of the child inside the video game.

The kid performs his/her tasks and checks them off on the HERO app.

Once validated by the parent, the kid is rewarded with new powers, allowing him/her to progress in the video game.

HERO provides the necessary stimulis to maintain motivation for the kid to complete their tasks in the real world and to complete levels and succeed in the game!

Time is the most essential element in daily routines. However, kids with ADHD and ASD often struggle with the correct perception of time. That is why HERO makes its mission to reconstruct time perception for kids by creating a structure that is fun and rewarding. In parallel, the avatar in the game also has a mission that relates to reconstructing time.

The story of the game begins as the kid learns he has been chosen to be a secret time-traveling agent. Aliens have come to Earth and are attempting to disrupt the flow of time, and the avatar’s job is to prevent this. 

The avatar must now begin his/her mission by going back in time as far as possible, back to the Stone Age, to find clues about what the aliens are attempting. To do so, however, the kid has to complete his routines in real life. The incentive to play and be a hero helps the child to remember that he/she has tasks to do. 

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Families would recommend the HERO app to other families because it helps facilitate the morning routine, improve the family climate, promote the autonomy of the child and reduces repetitions of parents. 



Our founder, Annie Martineau, is a mother of a 15 year old autistic teen who also has ADHD. Being a parent means for her first and foremost having fun. Since 2015, she has used her personal experience, her health network and her skills to set up a company that wants to make life easier for families and empower children with diagnosis.


We would like to thank the hundreds of families who let us help them in their daily routines. You are heroes, and so are your children. With the HERO app, let them show you their powers. 

Thanks to those who have followed the evolution of HERO since the beginning; Thank you for your patience. We have chosen to create a solution that your children will love. It was a long road but the result will be worth it.

Special thanks to Annie Martineau’s son, William, who has been the main inspiration behind this game. We appreciate his contribution to the app and making Annie a proud mother and a better person every day. 

To all children who have contributed to the development of HERO, do not try to fit in a mold. Create your own!

Risks and challenges

We have ongoing clinical evidence in collaboration with 325 families and a research center that to date, have shown positive results, but samples were reduced. The results of out studies will be available in 2020.

Given the advanced stage of development and research, we are certain that HERO will be available to you and your little ones by our estimated delivery date

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    You Are Our HERO

    Get your name listed in the game credits, as our thanks for your kind contribution that will help bring HERO to families!

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    HERO Supporter

    Get 1-month subscription for the HERO game and your name listed in the game credits, as our thanks for your kind contribution that will help bring HERO to families. You also get a digital poster and digital artbook of HERO!

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    HERO In-Training

    Get your name listed in the game credits, a 1-month subscription for the HERO game at 50% off, and HERO art stickers.

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    HERO Parent (6 months)

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    HERO Parent (3-month subscription)

    Get your name listed in the game credits, and a 3-month subscription for the HERO game at 25% off.

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    Proud Parent

    Get your name listed in the game credits, a 1-year subscription for the HERO game at 25% off, plus a digital poster of the HERO avatar, a digital book of HERO art, HERO art stickers and a HERO T-shirt for your child.

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    Proud Parent (lifetime member)

    Get a Lifetime subscription for the HERO game (over $500 value) along with your name listed in the game credits! PLUS get a digital poster of the HERO avatar, a digital book of HERO art, HERO stickers, and a HERO T-shirt for your child.

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Funding period

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