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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-07 08:06 PM
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Smart hat brings play to disabled (BBC)
By Geoff Adams-Spink
Age & disability correspondent, BBC News website

A "smart" cap that allows disabled children to "drive" radio-controlled cars and boats, has been launched.

The Dream-Racer device has four motion sensors that detect small movements of the head, which are then fed wirelessly to control the toy's direction.

The UK invention has also been adapted to allow disabled people to play games on Sony's PlayStation consoles.

The technology was originally designed for a five-year-old boy who was paralysed in a car crash.
It is currently in the final testing stage and should be available later this summer, closely followed by a computer mouse interface that is also in development.
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