WARFIGHTER ENGAGED is an all‐volunteer charitable non-profit with a mission to improve the lives of severely wounded warfighters through personally adapted devices. We modify video game and RC Vehicle controllers, make prosthetic enhancements, hygiene items and other novel devices for greater independence of the warfighter. With no two injuries being alike and no readily available solutions to address these specific needs, the vast majority of modifications to these devices can only be determined by a one on one interaction with each individual user. This service is performed for wounded veterans at Walter Reed NMMC, Ft. Sam Houston, individuals homes and other locations as needed. All adapted items are provided at no cost to the warfighter.
Game and RC controller modification work ranges from relocated buttons for those with upper limb mobility issues or single hand amputees to table top rigs for multiple upper limb amputees where every input is re‐mapped to more convenient interface methods such as paddles, levers, bumpers or large buttons. Beyond the recreational items are devices to help the wounded veterans cope with the basic daily living functions we all take for granted. Each Custom Gaming Setup is tailored to the individual. The therapeutic potential of video games is an emerging field, and we aim to support our Veterans through custom adapted video gaming controllers and more complex rigs. We also develop prosthetic adapters to help users get the most out of the prosthesis some must wear. Warfighter Engaged exists because it is the least we can do to help our wounded service members after the sacrifices they have made.
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