#SMILE Augmented reality experience

Sport, Motivation, Inclusion, Leadership, Engagement or simply SMILE project, is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, aiming to analyse the link between sport and inclusion in an innovative and different way – by ensuring international participation in sport activities of persons with intellectual disability and/or mental health challenges.

Augmented reality is an interactive experience that enhances the real world with computer-generated perceptual information. Using software, apps, and hardware such as AR glasses, augmented reality overlays digital content onto real-life environments and objects. Researches suggests that Augmented Reality (AR) has the potential to be a valuable tool for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in several ways.

  • AR technology can provide a more visual and interactive learning experience for individuals with ASD, allowing them to engage with virtual objects and environments that are designed to be more engaging and stimulating. This can help with social communication skills, spatial awareness, and sensory integration.
  • AR can also be used to develop social skills by creating virtual scenarios that simulate real-life social interactions, allowing individuals with ASD to practice and develop social skills in a safe and controlled environment.
  • Additionally, AR can assist in improving executive functioning skills, including attention, organization, planning, and task completion. This is because AR can provide visual cues and reminders to help individuals with ASD stay on task and complete activities.

Overall, while research in this area is still relatively new, there is growing evidence to suggest that AR technology can be a useful tool for improving the quality of life and social communication skills for individuals with ASD, so we are presenting to you the #SMILE Augmented reality.

SMILE application is designed as an interesting tool to be used in variety of situations, or as well – just to enjoy AR in your environment:

  • As a relax pattern for everyone having challenging or anxiety moment;
  • As a crisis calming tool for people from the autistic spectrum;
  • As an entertainment tool for kids and youngsters.

To start the AR experience – open the app and scan the logo of SMILE, available on www.inclusivesport.org (you can as well download the logo and print it either in colorful or black/white copy and enjoy the calming animation.

Download the application here:

Start the #SMILE AR experience through pointing your phone to the image below (reccommended with sound ON), enjoy the experience and let’s SMILE together.

Remark: We reccomend to print the image as otherwise you would need two devices – one with the application launched and one in which the launching picture to be visible (Tips: you can print the image as well in black/white).

Application is launching through scanning the picture available above.


European Commission support for the production of this application does not constitute endorsement of the contents that reflect only the view of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use of the information contained therein.


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