Creating a virtual surrounding to enable a disabled child to experience exciting, interactive activities he or she would otherwise never be exposed to
Total = $15,700
A new rehabilitative technique that is growing more popular is the use of virtual
realities to enhance motor, cognitive and functional abilities. Virtual Reality
is the simulation of a real or imaginative environment that is experienced in three
dimensions – depth, height and width. The system immerses the user in a fully reactive
virtual environment involving a multi-sensory experience including sight, sound
and touch. Various experiences strengthen muscles, improve stability and balance,
enhance decision-making, and translate everything to everyday life.
Examples of simulated activities include taking a walk, driving a car, hiking
up a mountain, or going shopping. The user is at the helm of a life-size video game,
during which he is forced to use his muscles, gain balance and make decisions.
For the children of Aleh who suffer from complex developmental disorders and
handicaps, creating a virtual reality will enable them to experience new surroundings
and events that will introduce them to the “outside world.” At the same
time, the interactivity will challenge their motor and cognitive abilities in an
interesting and enjoyable way.
We will begin the project with 30 children in Aleh’s Moriah facility, offering
them a unique opportunity for learning experiences and motor exercises in an environment
that will enhance their quality of life in a significant way.
The project will be conducted by computer instructors already employed in the
- Virtual Reality system $11,100
- Installation $800
- 2 Computers (Pentium 4) $1,700
- 2 Touch Screens $1,000
- Projector $1,100
- Sum Total $15,700