Motorised Wii Fit Babymobile — Now With Video

This past week, Gizmodo found a research project that seeks to equip infants, who otherwise can't crawl, with a motorised baby-booster controlled by a Wii Fit Balance Board. Now there's video of this contraption in action.

The device is part of the Tots on Bots collaborative research project through Ithaca College's departments of Computer Science, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. It takes advantage of kids' instinct to lean in the direction of an object they wish to reach. There's also a remote control so that watchful parents can make sure the little one doesn't bump into something.

Wii Balance Board Used To Make Tiny motorised Chair For Babies - Footage [Go Nintendo]


    Back in my day we didn't have any fancy robots to drive us around, we had to crawl every where and that's the way we liked it.

    Yeah I know it is just a science experiment but I cant help but think that if it were real it would just be teaching kids not to learn to crawl.

    As long as it is used for kids who can't move themselves, amazing. If it becomes just another part of our slippery slope to slothdom... Yikes. I wonder how many wii balance boards to carry a LayZBoy.

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