Design for One: A Game Controller for a Quadriplegic Gamer

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Date created
2014
Authors/Contributors
Author: Lin, Henry
Author: Wakkary, Ron
Abstract
This paper explores utilizing digital fabrication and electronic prototyping techniques to build a game controller and a mouse for a quadriplegic patient. We present two products (keyboard and mouse) and DIY electronic prototyping techniques, which were developed in a collaborative effort between the designers and a quadriplegic teenager. We suggest that DIY and personal digital fabrication techniques can be adopted by occupational therapists and assistive technologists in particular cases, or where the traditional techniques fail to support or meet patients’ requirements.
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Published as
Lin, Henry; Aflatoony, Leila, & Wakkary, Ron. Design for One: A Game Controller for a Quadriplegic Gamer. CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '14), 1243-1248.
Publication title
CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '14)
Document title
Design for One: A Game Controller for a Quadriplegic Gamer
Date
2014
First page
1243
Last page
1248
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Yes
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