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The project Beleven Leren Ontwikkelen Xtra (Experience, Learning, Development and Extra) was done in cooperation with and initiation by Dichterbij (a health-care organization in the south of the Netherlands), we worked on providing a new and active leisure experience for people with profound multiple and intellectual disabilities  (PIMD). In the we created a remote controlled ball together with KITT Engineering, the ball responds to the body movement, focus of attention, and vocalisations of the users. In response to such actions the ball, wiggles, moves, shines, and makes sounds. With such a truly interactive system, we targeted to increase alertness, increase appropriate movements, and improve shown affect (a measure for satisfaction is hard to find without verbal communication but we intend to increase positive affect / diminish negative affect).