Imagine an iPad on the floor, controlled by movement and gesture rather than by touch and you come close to visualising a WizeFloor.



This Danish invention consists of a ceiling-mounted projector, a Kinect camera, a vinyl floor mat, a set of audio speakers, plus an Apple Mac Mini. Users walk, run, jump, dance, wave, roll, shuffle across the floor to make things happen. Now H.C Andersen, a children’s hospital in Odense, Denmark,is using WizeFloors as part of its treatment plan both for diagnosis and therapy.

The WizeFloor is not dependent on language or age so doctors can observe the children and get a clear picture of their capabilities and they have also found that if the children are stimulated physically and intellectually they recover faster.



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