Engineer Takes Nintendo Labo Beyond Toys to Create Electric Wheelchair
posted on 2018-05-01 16:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
The Nintendo Labo do-it-yourself toy kits allow players to unleash their creativity with the Nintendo Switch console, creating toy keyboards and battle armor. The sky is the limit and one creative gamer is already thinking outside the cardboard box to engineer something more practical.
Founder and CEO of Ory Labratory Kentaro Yoshifuji decided to tinker with the Nintendo Labo kits and created something truly special. He was able to create the "world's first" electric wheelchair operated by the Nintendo Labo.
なかなかお目にかかれない車椅子でコーナーを攻めている図 pic.twitter.com/kwXGKuzhw7— 吉藤オリィ(オリィ研究所 所長) (@origamicat) May 1, 2018
Yoshifuji's work at Orly Labratory has focused on technology to better the lives of individuals living with disabilities. He engineered the OriHime robot avatar to combat isolation felt by individuals with difficulties leaving their home or hospital room.
Yoshifuji was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2016 for his work on OriHime.
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