Lexigrams App

The Lexigram Keyboard allows bonobos at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative to communicate electronically with their human caretakers and visitors. Kanzi is the most famous of the six bonobos at the sanctuary. He uses his keyboard to compose sentences from a set of over 500 lexigram symbols representing words and ideas.

See it in the App Store.

About the author:

Dr. Ken Schweller is emeritus professor of Computer Science and Psychology at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. He is currently head programmer at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative in Des Moines, Iowa where he develops computer programs and mobile apps to provide the bonobo residents with cognitive stimulation and enrichment opportunities.

Please contact Dr. Schweller at schweller@bvu.edu with any questions or comments you may have regarding the operation or design of the app. Thank you!

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