The Adaptive Virtual Snowboard is an accessory which interfaces to a Nintendo Wii console and allows you to play Snowboarding, skateboard and Wakeboard games while giving your body proper exercise!
This is a fun activity for able bodied and those with lower limb or spinal problems.
“What we’ve done is make a custom snowboard that is inherently unstable and then added a control pod which allows you to use a Nintendo Wii™ controller to play all the available snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding, surfing games. We also provide a wireless hand control to press the buttons so that you can do the tricks on offer. What this does, of course, is turn the whole process of balancing exercises into a self-competitive process as you accumulate your scores down different slopes and increase your level of tricks. You can even compete against friends and family.”
This great invention can offer many physical therapy opportunities as well!
For those of us who can’t bend down far, they supply a strut to bring the control pod within reach:
Learn more and support this great project here.