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Submission + - Physical rehab rig built from Wii balance boards (

An anonymous reader writes: Some students at Rice University were recently asked by Shriner's Hospital to build a rehabilitation tool that makes learning to walk entertaining and engaging. Teaching children with spina bifida, or cerebral palsy can be challenging but the game/balance board walkway helps the children develop their motor skills while giving them incentive to keep at it. It's a really cool application of game technology that actually helps people.
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Physical rehab rig built from Wii balance boards

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