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Undergrads develop firmware for physiotherapy game to help children with Cystic Fibrosis

Project with Microsoft featured on BBC's 'Big Life Fix'

Undergraduate students Alan Bannon and Michael Woollard have helped leading cystic fibrosis (CF) physiotherapists at UCL, lead by Professor Eleanor Main, on a project featured on the recent BBC TV programme 'Big Life Fix'.

The students are working with Professor Main and Microsoft to develop a 3D printed game that will help those with CF. The aim of the project is to develop respiratory gaming technology and a remote physiotherapy (airway clearance) monitoring system for children with cystic fibrosis (CF) using novel technology and cloud computing to capture and analyse this data. A prototype is now developed and they are looking to improve the system for use in a bigger clinical trial.

The project is a finalist in the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards (for people who use digital technology to make the world a better place): https://www.tech4goodawards.com/meet-the-2017-finalists/.

If you like the project, you can vote for the project at: https://www.tech4goodawards.com/vote-now/

it's the Fizzyo #T4GFizzyo in the scroll down choices.

You can also tweet as the team will get votes through any tweets/retweets of the hashtag #T4GFizzyo, or people can click on the project link to vote. Example tweet: '@ucleeenews @AbilityNet #tech4goodawards - vote for us! #T4GFizzyo #CysticFibrosis www.tech4goodawards.com/finalist/fizzyo/'

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