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Boy invents game to help his autistic sister

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2018-05-04 10:27

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“Aeropong” is a modification of Ping-Pong which eliminates the ball chasing part of that game. It was hard for Pahnuly to play Ping-Pong because of her lack of hand/eye coordination. So Kusa created a game that is played by tying the string to the ball.

Pahnuly responded very well to this modification, so her brother bought supplies in order to improve the game: with some PVC pipe he fashioned a portable, vertical frame for the ball to hang from. Along with the improved set up, he also created a point system and a set of rules: if a player fails to return the ball through the vertical bars, the other person scores.

The game started to become popular, won contests and is now being manufactured by a local toy company.

Adapted from: https://bit.ly/2jtjQ73

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About the author

Kusa Xiong, from USA, started developing, in 2016, “Aeropong”, a Ping-Pong based game to help engage his autistic sister Pahnuly in games and family activities. Kusa created this invention because he wanted to make Ping-Pong more enjoyable and inclusive for his sister.

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