Kids with cerebral palsy suffer from a brain injury that is caused by an oxigen deficiency at birth. This injury often induces spasms in the children. In a growing child these spams can cause certain muscles to shorten which leads to abnormalities in the legs. The children can undergo a surgery to correct their distorted legs. The surgery is heavy and leaves the children in pain afterwards, They have to train their legs on a medical home-trainer. This is very boring for the children, as they have to paddle whilst looking at a blank wall. For that reason we've created a game the patients can play while training their legs on the machine. FietsR is a game where players move along a road by paddling the real-life hometrainer they are exercising with. Along the way the player encounters several challenges. They may have to balance on a small platform by carefully applying equal pressure with both legs. Sometimes they go uphill, which means they have to put more force into paddling, as gra
Ever since I can remember I’ve had a passion for figuring out how things work. This led me to creating websites when I was 11 years old. Which in turn lead me to programming. As with many projects I thought I’d move on from it eventually, but I never did and till this day I’m still programming with the same passion as the little 11 year old me. From 2014 to 2018 I studied at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences for software engineering and game design. During this time I worked on various projects ranging from websites for an art center to a game that helps children with cerebral palsy recover after a surgery.