The Grip Game


Dr. DeWayne Townsend partnered with the College of Science and Engineering’s Will Durfee and a group of mechanical engineering students to design a video game that requires kids to generate force using a cleverly disguised hand grip. 

“In a disease where over half of your patients end up in wheelchairs by age 12, it presents some obvious problems,” said Dr. Townsend of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a degenerative neuromuscular disease.

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