A California civil engineer who was diagnosed with brain cancer has developed a new emoji, and his family is hoping the tool will help them communicate with the public about their illness.
“The fact that it has helped me through this is pretty amazing,” said Joe Nix, a professor of civil engineering at the University of California, Irvine.
Nix has created a new tool called Civil Engineer Emoji to let people share their stories with the world about their health.
It’s designed to help people share with their families the same information they would share with others.
“We’re just hoping it will help people, people can connect with us, they can share their story,” he said.
Nixon said she and her husband are both excited to be able to share their journey with the rest of the world.
“It’s very, very exciting,” she said.
“I don’t think I’ve felt this excitement in my entire life.
It feels good to see it happen.”
Civil engineer emoji is available in a number of apps on the Apple App Store, including for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
The Emoji Lab at UCI has been working with Nix to bring the new emoji to the masses, but said it is still a work in progress.
“They are a big undertaking, but we’re going to be super happy to share it with as many people as possible,” said Nix.