The Puttone Rehabilitation Device that was the handiwork of the Chiba University Graduate School and Faculty of Engineering will be able to emit sound depending on tilt direction and angle. Apart from that, you can also hook up this particular device to a range of everyday items in order to turn them into rehabilitation tools that work great for patients with unilateral paralysis. The Puttone Rehabilitation Device has been described to come with “an acceleration sensor, and the acceleration value is read by a PC. A program running on the PC generates the sound. The difficult part was determining how simple to make it; healthy people feel that it would be more fun if it could be made more complex to do a lot of things. For patients suffering from unilateral paralysis, the degree of difficulty depends on their particular symptoms. So, it was very difficult to decide how simple to make it so that it would be fun and appropriate for people with a variety of symptoms.”

A USB cable will send power to the Arduino general-purpose microcontroller so that the Puttone device will run just fine whenever it is connected. Right now, this device is hooked up to a PC to generate the sound, and the future might see this small Puttone unit carry both sensors as well as a system to generate sound.

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