KIJO: Virtual Pet Companion

Kijo 770

Creator

Daniah Saimaldahar

Related Programs

Graduate Program in Digital Futures

Year

2016

Synopsis

Virtual Pet Companion is a game that motivates the user by mobilizing play for rehabilitation purposes; on a broader scale, this project aims to give children with Cerebral Palsy a tool to further engage with the world around them. The input for the game was designed in consideration of the motor challenges created by CP and based on current treatment. I evaluated and analyzed existing assistive technologies and games in order to synthesize a new interface inspired by and improving on existing software.