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Stepinac honors students propose innovation to help sick patient

Students said the innovation could improve the quality of life for the boy who suffers from congenital myopathy.

Jade Nash

Jun 4, 2024, 12:17 AM

Updated 19 days ago

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Students from the Stepinac Honors Academy presented a proposed assistive technology innovation that could help a medically fragile 10-year-old boy at the school's sixth annual symposium on Monday.
The students presented a prototype for an adaptive joystick to Blythedale Children's Hospital employees at the event. Students said the innovation could improve the quality of life for the boy who suffers from congenital myopathy.
They believe their special joystick will specifically help this young patient play video games.
"I saw this as an opportunity to make a real difference in some kid's life,” said James Lyons. “Provide some real change, help him play video games at home, which is something he previously wasn't able to do."


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