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Boy invents game to help his autistic sister

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

About the solution

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

Pahnuly responded all to this modification, so her brother bought supplies (ome PVC pipe and fashioned a portable, vertical frame for the ball to hang from)
in order to improve the game. Along with the improved set up, he also created a point system and a set a 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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4kg7KhBS84

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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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