Disabled Children Get Adapted Toys to Help With MobilityBy Vassou, Andrea-Marie; Computeractive,
Publication Date: November 11, 2008
Article describes products developed to help disabled children with limited motor skills interact with games. AbilityNet, a London-based charity organization which helps people with disabilities use information and communication technology, teamed with technology manufacturer Excitim Ltd to develop the Dream-Racer, which has a motion-sensing electronic system installed in a baseball cap, so users unable to control standard joysticks have an alternative way to participate in toy car, boat and truck racing games. Other AbilityNet products described are the Dream-Gamer, an adapted controller for the Sony Playstation which can be used alongside able-bodied co-players; and the Dream-Mouse, which allows users with difficulties operating a computer mouse to play computer games by using head and other body movements. The devices are available from AbilityNet’s website at http://www.abilitynet.org.uk.
Published by: Incisive Media Ltd.
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