Life Labs wins grant to build prototype accessible gaming station

  • January 8, 2013

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The image is of a red logo on a white background. The top line reads "CVS" and the bottom line reads "Caremark". All letters are capitalized.UCP’s Life Labs has recently won a CVS Community Grant that will help to build a prototype accessible gaming station to be used in children’s hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and UCP Affiliates.

Since the launch of the AbleGamers Accessibility Arcade in October 2012, Life Labs sought out ways to bring the fun of accessible gaming to UCP affiliates and others. The result was a mobile gaming station that contains all of the necessary ingredients for fun, social and cognitive stimulation: an easily assembled rollable station containing a gaming monitor, gaming station console, accessible gaming controllers, games and instructions.

The accessible gaming station will be designed with plug-and-play functionality and operate over either WiFi or ethernet connection for networked gameplay.

Life Labs already has a major UCP affiliate interested in several of these mobile gaming stations and is excited to be able to offer the station to the general public once a prototype is completed.

For more information about the mobile gaming station, email Josef Scarantino.

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