SCI Hard


 You wake from an accident into a new world with new challenges, new threats, and some guy with a huge head. It's a strange world. One filled with senile grandparents, animals with shrunken green heads, and looming ominous music. You must build your strength, stay fit, defend your stuff, and investigate the strange happenings in the small town of Unnamed, USA.


With more than 30 different scenarios and mini-games, a full cast of odd characters to talk with, and dozens of collectible items and weapons only you can save the town from impending doom. SCI Hard puts you, the player, in the chair of someone with a Spinal Cord Injury. Introducing you to new challenges and obstacles all while trying to save the world from legions of mutated animals. Join the fight and kick a** while sitting down!

SCI Hard was designed by the project PI, Dr. Meade, in collaboration with the UM3D Lab, between 2010 and 2013 with funding from a NIDRR Field Initiated Development Grant to assist persons with spinal cord injury and dysfunction (SCI/D) develop and apply the necessary skills to keep their bodies healthy while managing the many aspects of SCI/D care.


To Join a Study...

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This game is currently part of 2 research studies at the University of Michigan. 


  • If you are between 13-29 years old and have a spinal cord injury or dysfunction, you may be eligible for the R2 Study.


  • For everyone else, we offer the Feedback study. This study involves downloading and playing the game on your own Android or Apple device and letting us know what you thought about it. If interested, please send an email to

*There is NO compensation for participating in the Feedback study. You can continue to keep and play the game after you have completed the study.