Innovation and Research for Quality Education

Here, you’ll find a collection of articles, documents and media segments featuring our Dybuster learning systems.

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"Einstein", 26 January 2012

Calcularis: An innovative new learning system to fight dyscalculia

This German documentary by Swiss broadcaster SF explains how sufferers of dyscalulia can succeed in maths and escape the burden associated with poor maths skills.

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Radio station SRF 2, "Aktuell" | 2010

Radio show "Aktuell" ("Now") | 2010

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"nano" - The world of tomorrow | 2 October 2012

Orthograph learning software comes to the aid of dyslexic children

The human brain has many different channels for absorbing information. When children are taught how to read and spell using conventional methods, most of these channels go unused. The concept of Dybuster lies in activating new channels for learning, which it achieves by using letters, colours, shapes and sounds.

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Tages Anzeiger_6.10.2017

Tages Anzeiger | 6 October 2017

Ten dyslexia sufferers who made it!

How learning difficulties helped shape famous figures' success - from Nobel prize winner Jacques Dubochet to Apple founder Steve Jobs. Swiss daily newspaper Tages Anzeiger reports.

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Tages Anzeiger | 25 May 2017

The power of letters

When a person learns how to read, radical changes are effected in the brain - so shows a new study of adult dyslexia sufferers, which is changing the way we approach reading and spelling difficulties.Swiss daily newspaper Tages Anzeiger reports.

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Tages Anzeiger_7.9.2010

Tages Anzeiger | 7 September 2010

Colourful letters help dyslexia sufferers see the light

Pupils in Stäfner, Switzerland have been testing out an innovative new piece of software for reading and spelling - and have seen promising results. Swiss daily newspaper Tages Anzeiger reports.

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Basler Zeitung_6.10.2017

Basler Zeitung | 6 October 2017

Ten dyslexia sufferers who made it!

How learning difficulties helped shape famous figures' success - from Nobel prize winner Jacques Dubochet to Apple founder Steve Jobs. Swiss regional daily newspaper Basler Zeitung reports.

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NZZ_13.11.2011

NZZ | 13 November 2011

Notebook | Software teaches children how to do maths

Those who suffer from learning difficulties in maths (dyscalculia) find it very difficult to solve even simple maths problems. Now, neuropsychologists at the Children's Hospital of Zurich and the computer scientists at the University of Zurich have worked with Dybuster - a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - to develop a program that tackles dyscalculia in
a targeted fashion. Swiss daily newspaper NZZ reports.

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NZZ_13.11.2011

NZZ | 22 October 2010

Learn to read in colour

Young, Zurich-based firm Dybuster has made a name for itself with its software training system for sufferers of dyslexia. The system's effectiveness is now being documented in real-life school settings. Now, the firm is looking to tackle difficulties in maths. Swiss daily newspaper NZZ reports.

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NZZ_22.10.2010

NZZ | 22 October 2010

A spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Zurich-based enterprise Dybuster AG was founded in 2007 as a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and focuses on the development of scientifically proven, computer-based therapy for individuals with learning difficulties and neurobiological deficiencies. Led by Christian Vögeli, the firm has achieved international recognition for its spelling learning system and been honoured with a number of start-up awards. Swiss daily newspaper NZZ reports.

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NZZ | 16 April 2008

The computer as a psychotherapy aid

The age of internet, SMS, email and virtual spaces is also changing the way psychotherapy is carried out - and the results of evaluation studies are increasingly affirming the benefits of a technology-supported approach. Swiss daily newspaper NZZ reports.

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Basler Zeitung_29.4.2012

Basler Zeitung | 29 April 2012

Providing hope when letters don't make sense

Improving spelling and maths skills with Dybuster's learning software

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NZZ am Sonntag | 19 August 2007

Learning software is the key to dyslexia sufferers' success

They read slowly and hesitantly, mix up letters when writing, miss our words and find dictation virtually impossible: five to ten per cent of school children in German-speaking regions of the world suffer from dyslexia. Swiss Sunday newspaper NZZ am Sonntag reports.

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Limmattaler Zeitung | 19 June 2014

Dybuster Calcularis helps learners overcome difficulties in maths

Maths training system "Dybuster Calcularis" beat off several other innovative educational products to win the prestigious Worlddidac Award 2014. The program is a result of cooperation between the Children's Hospital Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, who worked together to develop training systems for sufferers of dyscalculia. Swiss daily regional newspaper Limmattaler Zeitung reports.

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Zürichsee Zeitung | 8 September 2010

School sees great results with special spelling training software - transforming "alphabet soup" to words that make sense

Children with dyslexia go to agonising lengths to try to master spelling rules - and more often than not, their efforts are in vain. Pupils in Stäfner, Switzerland have tested out a piece of software designed to tackle exactly this problem - and the results were positive. Swiss regional daily newspaper Zürichsee Zeitung reports.

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Zürichsee Zeitung_8.9.2010

20 Minuten | 2010

From "alphabet soup" to perfect spelling

Every twentieth child in Switzerland suffers from dyslexia. Now, this software, created by a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and the University of Zurich, is providing a light at the end of the tunnel - so shows a new study. Swiss free daily newspaper 20 Minuten reports.

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Schweizer Familie | 2009

When letters won't seem to keep still

Dyslexia sufferers aren't lacking intelligence - but they find it difficult when they struggle more than peers at school. Now, there is a new source of hope: a computer program created by the father of a dyslexia sufferer. Swiss weekly family magazine Schweizer Familie reports.

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Bildung Schweiz | May 2012

E-learning as a route to beating learning difficulties

A joint project between various research bodies and Dybuster, a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, is tackling the problem of dyscalculia (learning difficulties in maths). Up to January 2012, Dybuster was working with 120 children in Zurich, Berlin and Potsdam to test out a new program designed to fight the condition. The initial results showed significant improvements in their mathematical skills. Swiss educational journal Bildung Schweiz reports.

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Bildung Schweiz | 2009

Networked research for networked learning

The synergy of neuropsychology and IT brings success for those with reading and spelling difficulties.

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Bildung Schweiz | 2007

Colours, shapes and sounds bring letters to life

A research group established under Markus Gross at the IT department of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich has joined together with the University of Zurich's Department of Neuropsychology to develop a computer-based therapy and learning system for fighting dyslexia. Dybuster software is designed to enable sufferers to reduce their number of spelling errors through fun, game-based training. Swiss educational journal Bildung Schweiz reports.

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Beobachter | 2009

Learning to spell by playing games

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich has develop a highly promising program for pupils with reading and spelling difficulties. Now, it's being tested in schools.

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