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Filisia creates award-winning and evidence-based systems to support people with additional needs.

Cosmo by Filisia

location_on London, United Kingdom
The Cosmo system has been co-created with 200+ practitioners to create a unique device and app combination that offers play-based activities that are fun, versatile, customisable, social, attractive, easy-to-use and data-driven.
Thalia Stewart - Project Manager at Filisia
When interviewed about Cosmo, teachers noted, ‘...increased engagement, especially with regard to awareness, anticipation, curiosity and initiation.’ - Dr Kossyvaki - The University of Birmingham

Thalia Stewart - Project Manager at Filisia


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Updated on January 28th, 2021
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Cosmo by Filisia

What we do?

Filisia works at the intersection of HealthTech and EdTech. We are a London-based company of designers, engineers and academics who exist to support people to live fulfilling lives regardless of their abilities.

We have designed and developed Cosmo to be a versatile system comprised of a set of durable hardware devices known as ‘cosmoids.' Cosmoids work alongside an easy-to-use app with a range of fun activities that bring the cosmoids to life using touch, lights, sounds and patterns.

Through a range of customisable activities, students can develop a range of key skills such as turn-taking, vocalisation and shared attention, as well as fine and gross motor skills. Children enjoy the range of fun-filled activities involving play, movement and skill development, and teachers appreciate the lesson plans and data-driven student progress reports.

“Cosmo provides an innovative resource that is simple to use, yet has layers of complexity. It has a wide range of uses, is well designed and has a strong element of fun.” Judges - Bett Awards 2017

Why we do it?

We created Cosmo to help people live out their full potential. We believe in the value of research-based systems co-created with experts and professionals in the field to ensure the user’s needs and preferences sit front and centre of all design and innovation. 

Our user-friendly products are ever-evolving, because we operate within a system of ongoing user-feedback that informs our design and innovation process. As a result, Cosmo is uniquely designed to be upgraded over time to ensure owners get a long-lasting piece of technology that's growing and changing alongside its users and adapting to their needs. 


Achievements & Awards

December 2019
Filisia awarded for 'Most Innovative Learning Technology Product for Children' by SME News U.K.
January 2017
Filisia received The Bett Award in 2017 for ICT Special Education Needs Solution
January 2015
Filisia was launched and Cosmo V.1 was in its infancy.

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