ProjectDigital Balance Board

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Digital Balance Board

For many, rehabilitation exercises are essential to regaining a healthy and active life style. However, such exercises are often repetitive and improvement over time is hard to appreciate due to slow progress. The digital balance board is an experiment which showcases how games and smart hardware can target both of these issues. A game can make tedious tasks fun, and game mechanics can amplify progress and visualize even minor progress.

Within the project, several conventional balance boards were equipped with smart sensors and transformed into interactive game controllers. Various prototypes were constructed, including a stand alone version with a built-in display and game as well as antoher which connects to a computer using bluetooth communication.