Building Custom Video Game Controllers For the Physically Disabled

Caleb Kraft of Hack a Day created a 3D printed custom controller for a child with Muscular Dystrophy and explains his process and Thomas’ story in this video.

[Thomas] has muscular dystrophy. This means he’s going to gradually lose strength and control in his muscles over time. He has already lost his ability to stand, and even holding buttons on a game-pad for extended times can be difficult. Gaming, as you can imagine, is very important to [Thomas] and people like him. It offers a release of frustration, like it does for all of us, but also a level playing ground. When he’s in the game, he’s like everyone else.

Kraft also created The Controller Project, a forum dedicated to building custom interfaces for those who need specialized controllers to play video games.

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