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.
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