Leveling the Playing Field - Literally
New incubators are springing up on college campuses across the country, and at the University of Michigan, they are working on a true game changer for people with disabilities to compete with their friends and families on a more level playing field.
The prototype augmented reality system technology iGYM is a collaboration developed by Roland Graf, Associate Professor of Art and Design, Hun Seok Kim, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Betsy Howell, Physical Therapist at the Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, Michael Nebeling, Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information and Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Sun Young Park, Assistant Professor of Art and Design.
As the prototype paves the way for a full blown product, kids of all ages will be able to play sports together on an even playing field, thanks to a diverse group of creative, innovative thinkers who moved from the"what if" to the "why not?" Game on!