Students and faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have earned a $50,000 grant from the American Heart Association to develop a CPR training program utilizing the Wii-mote. The program uses the accelerometers in the controller to provide real-time position tracking and feedback for CPR trainees.
The idea behind the project is to make CPR training widely available to the millions of Wii owners out there and overcome barriers to CPR training.
Once the team has finished developing the program, the American Heart Association has agreed to provide the software as an open source platform, free of charge on its website.
Read the press release here…
(hat tip: Engadget)