A team of programmers was commissioned to study the known results of dermatoglyphics studies, and in collaboration with Chinese and Taiwan education entities, the first version of the software – Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Test (D.M.I.T.) – was developed.
Since 2000, it has been marketed and represented by companies or individuals in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Maldives, Australia, the United States and the Philippines. Botswana, Burma and Vietnam are in the negotiations stage.
“Many people have wasted millions of rupiah only to find out that what they received from the university was not what they needed in real life,” DMI Primagama’s marketing manager W.
When it comes to education, parents usually imposed their own will or followed their children’s liking. In fact, “liking” is a social construction. Children might like certain activities or study certain subjects due to the influence of the media, parents, idols or role models, although they might not have a talent in that area. “Too many parents force their own will on their child because they don’t really understand the child’s potential,” Afifatiningsih said.
In Indonesia, around 4,100 individuals and institutional clients have taken this up. It has also been used by senior high schools and parents to determine the field of study for their children.
Some companies, especially financial companies, have also used the test for their recruitment process while Yogyakarta, Central Java and East Java regional administrations have used the test for their staff replacement.
In the USA, many education institutions have perceived the outcome of the DMIT, and have resumed programs of the tests as it has shown positive effects on students as they are further motivated to enhance their career objectives. Whereas, Taiwan and China have implemented this test to develop the youth to success stories and nothing other than that.
In 2004, Russia used the DMIT test to build an Olympics team and the Soviet Union is using this science widely.
In India, cities like Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh have been using these tests for people aged 4 to people aged 25+ for career orientation, family situations, as well as academic issues for the past couple of years in academic institutions such as Besant Montessori School, Mumbai, multinational corporations like Mahindra Tech. for starters.
Thus DMIT is helping parents and educators understand their kids across the world.