Luz Rello

The story behind Dytective: how we brought research results on dyslexia and accessibility to Spanish public schools

Headshot of Luz Rello
In this talk Luz Rello will present the research – and the entrepreneurial journey – behind Dytective conducted at Carnegie Mellon University and licensed to the social company, Change Dyslexia. Dytective is a tool that combines machine learning and computer games to detect risk of dyslexia and ameliorate the symptoms of dyslexia through personalized exercises. It has been used over 325,000 times in the Spanish speaking countries, becoming the most used dyslexia screener online. Recently, this platform has been adopted over 400 Spanish public schools in collaboration Regional Governments.

Luz Rello is Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Technology at IE Business School, as well as founder and CEO of Change Dyslexia. Her research, focused on dyslexia, has been recognised by numerous awards including the Princesa de Girona Award, Forbes 30 Under 30 List or the MIT Technology Review Top 35 Innovators Under 35. Change Dyslexia was recently awarded by the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education.