University students have created a system for building balance skills in physically challenged children, that incorporates five linked Wii Balance Boards
(Photos courtesy Rice University)
The custom technology designed by the students, that measures pressure on the handrails
Rice University's Team Equiliberators - the students who designed the system
Can killing monsters help physically-challenged children learn to walk? It can if they’re virtual monsters, that are part of a balance-developing system created by engineering and computer game design students from Houston’s Rice University. Called the Equiliberator, the system consists of five linked Wii Balance Boards with two pressure-sensitive hand rails running along either side, all of which are linked by Bluetooth to a PC running a custom-designed video game. Children using the setup are able to kill on-screen monsters, by successfully performing exercises that build their balance skills.
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