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AirMaze: Maze Game with a twist

AirMaze, a new twist (literally) on the Maze Game

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AirMaze: accelerometer / transmitter assembly, receiver display unit and, of course, the original Maze Game

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AirMaze: closeup of the accelerometer and 2.4GHz transmitter assembly, repackaged for inserting into stuffed toy

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AirMaze: closeup of the display unit showing one of the training mazes

The AirMaze idea started from a conversation with Shirley Lee, a recreation professional who organizes activities and programs for seniors in long-term care.  One of Shirley’s specialties is in multi-sensory stimulation, aka Snoezelen. She expressed the need for interesting and engaging rehabilitation activities for the elderly and stroke victims to help in recovering and/or strengthening hand-eye coordination and was fascinated with the Maze Game.

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Maze Game using an 8×8 addressable LED panel

Introducing the Maze Game

(Updated: 3 February 2016)

This is a conceptually simple maze game that requires the player to make a light “ball” follow the path of a maze by tilting the panel in both x and y axis. As play progress, the colour of the ball reflects the number of times the player has come off the path and restarts if too many miss steps have been made. Once the path has been completed, the player advances to the next level with a more complex maze. At this point there are 10 levels with 10 different mazes.

Maze Game: level 3 maze showing hazards (red) and health (green) spots

Maze Game: level 3 maze showing hazards (red) and health (green) spots

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