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Special needs tech: The next wave of mobile?

The next wave of mobile technology may lie in the hands of special needs users.

The boom in tablets and smartphones has only recently begun catering to the special needs population, as well as those who look after them. In many cases, these solutions are being pioneered by parents, or disabled users themselves.

"The mobile revolution has largely left special needs users out in the cold," Amish Shah, managing partner of venture capital firm SierraMaya360, told CNBC recently. "We see a real market need for these types of products and we think this space is prime for disruption by innovators."

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