An innovative game developed by a group of Flinders CSEM students to help children suffering from cerebral palsy has been recognised with a coveted iAward during a ceremony where South Australia’s most innovative companies were honoured.

The Tertiary Student Project Category of the iAwards was won by Flinders University students Matthew Kuckhahn, Jingyu Liu, Yao Dai, Yongqun Yu and Yun Chen for the design and development of their Sunday Driver game. Sunday Driver is a ‘serious game’ which entertains and engages children with cerebral palsy who can play it as part of a novel therapy intervention.

This year the nominations in South Australia recorded an unprecedented 40 per cent increase in submissions across the 25 categories in which awards are presented. The SA iAward for the Tertiary Student Project was one of seven presented at a ceremony attended by the State’s top ICT decision-makers and leaders at which companies at the very cutting edge of the latest in technology innovation were honoured.

The iAwards are targeted at Australia’s best and honours the outstanding achievements of our exceptional home-grown innovators who have made exemplary contributions to the ICT industry over the past 12 months.

The winners of the State iAwards will go on to compete against the winners of other State and Territory awards for the National iAwards which will be announced at a gala event in Melbourne on Thursday, 9 August 2012.

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