Wii Balance Board used to create motorized baby buggy

by Griffin McElroy on Aug 29th 2010 7:30PM

Researchers from Ithaca College recently created an incredibly neat device to give a bit of mobility to babies who suffer from disabilities which keep them from crawling: A motorized chair which lets its infant pilot navigate using the Wii Balance Board. See, babies lack the motor skills required to maneuver a more conventional motorized chair, but this particular model taps into a baby’s natural proclivity to reach for things they want, which registers on the Balance Board and steers the device. (The chair also has a remote control override, in case its occupant decides he or she wants to reach for a flight of stairs.)

Check out an impossibly adorable video of this ingenious, pint-sized automobile after the jump.

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