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Lean, baby, lean

Posted by Jane Berliss-Vincent 30 August 2010

Some folks at the Ithaca College Tots on Bots project have the AoMS philosophy down pat: They’ve taken Wii Balance Boards and builds them into tiny robotic wheelchairs. When a very young child with physical disabilities sits in the chair and leans, the board senses their movement and steers the chair in the corresponding direction. Will this be expanded into wheelchair design for other ages, so that we’ll have Teens that Lean and Geezers on Wiizers?

Engadget: Wii balance board-controlled robot a hit with toddlers in Ithaca

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