05122952 is referenced by 47 patents and cites 14 patents.

Computer-assisted methods and apparatus for selecting and matching learning tools that possess developmental value with the individual characteristics of a child are disclosed. Commercially available products consisting of toys, games, books, and allied learning materials are analyzed and the data relating to the personal traits required to use the product, educational value of the product, learning value of the product, instructional variables required to use the product, and the description of the product is entered into and stored in a computer system. Information concerning a child's sensory learning style preferences, hobbies and interests, academic conditions, medical conditions, social habits, emotional attitudes, and nutritional habits is entered into the computer system. The system compiles the child data into a report. The system also matches the child data with the product data and a list of preferred products is produced from which parents select appropriate learning tools for the child.

Title
Method and apparatus for automated learning tool selection for child development
Application Number
7/602110
Publication Number
5122952
Application Date
October 22, 1990
Publication Date
June 16, 1992
Inventor
Leslie S Minkus
1243 Selwyn La., Buffalo Grove, 60089
IL, US
Agent
Welsh & Katz
IPC
G06F 15/00
G06F 15/22
G06F 15/38
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