Young entrepreneur wins technology’s iAward for a PEP game controller

A 23-year-old University of Queensland engineering student has been rewarded for his creation of a medical device he hopes will improve the lives of children suffering from respiratory problems,¬†winning the Young Innovator of the Year award at information technology’s night of nights in Melbourne.

Pulling together a face mask linked to a miniature computer and a Nexus 7 Google tablet, Pepster makes breathing therapy fun and less of a chore by using the patient’s breath as a game controller. There are two video games, one similar to the popular Flappy Bird and another where the breath controls a spaceship.

The games mimic medical devices in the way patients conduct the breathing exercises.

Read the original story http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/young-entrepreneur-wins-technologys-iaward-for-helping-kids-with-cystic-fibrosis-20140901-10ava0.html which was published on 1st September 2014.

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