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Interactive 'toy' to Divert Kids from Pain While Changing Dressings Developed

by Hannah Punitha on  September 9, 2008 at 4:52 PM Research News   - G J E 4
 Interactive 'toy' to Divert Kids from Pain While Changing Dressings Developed
Aussie researchers have developed an interactive "toy" that diverts kids' attention from pain when their dressings are changed.
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Ditto's designers at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane describe it as a circular touch-screen unit that uses motion sensors and vibration feedback to maximises sensory distraction when children's dressings are changed.

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A child tilts the gadget to navigate through a story or game as they search for hidden objects along the way.

He/she can even look underneath things by tipping the Ditto upside-down.

"They get really engrossed, rotating the device and zooming in and out," New Scientist magazine quoted project leader Sam Bucolo as saying.

Source: ANI
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