A New Way to Play
Not one for exclusion, Professor Roland Graf has set about creating a truly inclusive sport for children with and without disabilities.
Read on for the heart warming story of how Cerebral Palsy lead Professor Graft to invent a new way to play.
Augmented Reality and Inclusivity
Professor Roland Graf, of the University of Michigan’s Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design first became interested in applications of augmented reality as he considered the plight of children athletes who are affected by Cerebral Palsy.
The iGYM uses an overhead projection system to display the court boundaries and a puck on the floor. Players can control their paddles either with their bodies, arms or legs, or with a controller, allowing people of all mobilities and coordination to participate on an even playing field.
Like with air-hockey, play proceeds with players batting around the augmented reality puck trying to score points on each other.
Still in early beta testing, the game promises a hopeful future where sports, gaming, and augmented reality technology merge to provide more inclusive platforms and games for players of all shapes and sizes. So far, the feedback has been very positive. Children with and without CP have expressed strong support for the new approach!
For more information about the iGYM or to volunteer to help refine the platform, check out the full article here.
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