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Japanese Creator Makes a Nintendo Labo Driven Wheelchair
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Japanese Creator Makes a Nintendo Labo Driven Wheelchair

As expected, people are coming up with nifty ideas to use Nintendo Labo. For those unaware, Nintendo Labo boasts a broad range of interactive build-and-play experiences that incorporate DIY (Do It Yourself) projects with the wizardry of Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Labo was made available to the public over the weekend and people have been making some super cool creations since getting their hands on it. One such project involves using the motorcycle Joy-Con to control a wheelchair.

Kentaro Yoshifuji (ory), co-founder and CEO of OryLab developed this one-of-a-kind Labo-powered wheelchair. Despite not attending school between the age of 10 to 14 for medical reasons, Yoshifuji developed new mechanics for an electric wheelchair while he was still in high school and seized Grand Award 3rd at ISEF (Intel Science and Engineering Fair) representing Japan back in 2005.

Nintendo Labo has several uses that people can experiment with. The Kyoto-based multinational consumer electronics and video game company rolled out a launch video that gave us a brief glimpse of what can be done using Labo. They made cardboard versions of a robot, piano and a virtual motorcycle that can be used with games as well as in real life, specifically if you're Twitter users @Takeru_FTX and @origamicat.

Takeru used Nintendo Labo’s Motorbike kit and a motorized wheelchair in order to create a never-before-seen Nintendo Switch controlled wheelchair. The videos posted to Takeru's Twitter account shows exactly how the Nintendo Labo’s cardboard handles can be used to maneuver the electric wheelchair.

Mic's Xavier Harding believes users can control direction due to the console’s motion detection and accelerate the wheelchair simply by twisting the handles. It’s worth noting that the Nintendo Switch has been modified for accessibility even in the past.

Lining with this, creator Julio Vázquez made a holster for the Nintendo Switch's controllers to enable one-handed play. This allowed his friend Rami to play after experiencing a stroke.

Moreover, there are other Nintendo titles such as 1-2 Switch which exploits the console’s controller design allowing visually impaired players like Rich Maroney to play games with his wife on the Nintendo Switch. It remains to be seen what more can be achieved with these amazing play and discover DIY creations to make the world a more accessible place.

(Image Credit: Nintendo / YouTube screencap)

Image credit: (Image Credit: Nintendo / YouTube screencap)

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