Date

3-2014

Degree Name

BS in Computer Engineering

Department

Computer Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

Lynne Slivovsky

Abstract

The goal of this project was to fix and supplement the original Wii-B-Fit system in order to get it running again and improve on the original design. Wii-B-Fit’s original mission is to give people with paralysis the ability to participate in activities that they would not otherwise get to do, while creating a more fun, social, and independent lifestyle.Physical activity can help stimulate brain activity and is an integral part to a healthy lifestyle. Quadriplegia however makes it extremely hard to perform most forms of physical activity and severely limits the choices available to victims of the disease. The original project designed a system that allowed someone with partial paraplegia to interact with the Wii system using added sensors that would interact with a Wii controller. This system was completed for two of the Wii Sports games bowling and tennis. This project will also serve to showcase some of the diverse skills of a computer engineer. The project combines hardware and software, a fusion that epitomizes the computer engineering program. I will combine my C programming skills, my knowledge and experience with integrated systems, and my circuit construction skills in order to complete this project. This varied skill set allowed me to complete this project as my own one man team.

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