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Groundbreaking disability contest hosted by NCKU

The China Post news staff--The world's first Assistive GameMaster tournament was held at the Medical College of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, on Oct. 6 with nearly 60 physically challenged players from various counties and cities across Taiwan pushing their limits in the hope of winning a trophy.

β€œIt is one of the most a groundbreaking events ever held,” said Ching-Hsing Luo, professor from Department of Electrical Engineering, NCKU, who organized the nationwide tournament.

Three special events were held in this tournament β€” online Morse Code Competition, EEG Archery and Typing Competition, and Multi-Mouse Cooperating Competition.

In the tournament, 3 players from Taipei and 3 players from Tainan who suffer from spinal cord injury competed online in the first event by using Morse Code controller pacifiers.

The device enables them to communicate via Internet connection through long distances and helps them establish an independent life style, said Luo.

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