project-27

This is a custom, one-hand XBOX One controller. It was made for SPC Kong Nugyen of the 1st Infantry "Big Red 1" out of Ft Riley. He suffered a bracheal plexus injury to his right arm and is unable to do two-handed play. This adapted XBOX controller uses the base controller for his left side functions but the right has been adapted to use his right foot for the ABXY and right stick functions. The right trigger and bumper have been moved underneath the left side of the controller.
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project-26

These are a pair of adapted one-handed PS4 controllers. Both players have injuries affecting the left sides of their bodies. The primary feature in both controllers is the addition of a tiny joystick mounted to the right underside of the controller. The minature joystick fits inside the controller and allows them to operate the left stick with their right middle finger. The stand allows them to let go of the controller without it falling in order to operate the touchpad, DPAD, etc. which are not normally "action" type functions anyway. The L1 and L2 buttons are also underneath and are operated by their right ring and pinky. The fixed stand was the first version created, while the second controller had a pivoting mount to allow for more comfortable hand position.
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project-25

This is a custom, one-hand joystick type PS4 controller. It was made for Army Green Beret SFC Menchaca. He was shot and critically wounded while serving in Afghanistan.The resulting TBI produced partial loss of certain motor functions the right side of his body. This controller is unusual in that it was once a flight stick but has been adapted to have all the functions of a traditional controller. The main PS4 controller board is located in the attached box with wiring going to newly added buttons on the stick and housing. Justin is a true warrior and continues to make a fantastic recovery.
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project-24

This controller was made for a right transhumeral amputee injured in Aghanistan by an IED. He uses his left hand for most functions on his PS4 but the right side functions have been adapted for him to use with his right nub. The 4 face buttons are now adapted to large buttons mounted on an angle and the right stick is now an oversized unit. The R1 and R2 buttons have been moved to the bottom of the left side of the controller.
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project-23

This custom button pad was made for Army Cpt Luis Avilla. When Luis uses his PC, he slides this device onto the right arm of his powered wheelchair and connects it to his computer. It provides quick access to PC functions and macros that have been set up for him. Luis was severely injured by an IED. He suffered a TBI and lost his left leg. Luis is still as sharp as a tack but His motor skills are now compromised so he uses custom adapted hardware like this where possible.
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project-22

This project was very unique. Marine Seargent and quadruple amputee, John Peck requested a way to use his paintball gun. Lacking hands, it would be extremely difficult to use an approach along those lines. Instead we chose an approach using his rugged TrackChair. We designa and fabricated a frame which would attach to the mounting points on the back of the chair. This frame would hold the gas cylinder, control box, batteries, gun and turret. The turret would be aimed using a joystick attached to his wheelchair and operated using his left nub. The firing control would be a flat button attached to the chair arm and operated by his right nib. Using these controls, john would be able to aim and fire his gun at will. The project was a challenge for the team but in the end proved to be a successs.
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project-21

This PS4 controller was made for US Army Green Beret Jared Bullock. Jared is a double amputee missing both his right arm and leg. Like many other warfighters, Jared was an avid gamer prior to being wounded. His wife requested a device to allow him to use his Playstation game console as a surprise for Christmas. We made him this system equipped for a PS4. This rig features a functional "left" side controller and touch pad while the right side has been changed to a large button array and remote joystick which are accessed by his short right nub. The right side trigger and bumper are conrolled using a foot pedal pair. Jared now enjoys playing video games with his family on a regular basis.
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project-20

This PS4 controller was made for a US Army Sgt. Luke Sprengle who lost the control of his left side a result of a vehicle rollover. He required a controller to be used soley by his right side. We discussed utilzing his right leg for some functions but opted to try all controls using just his right hand. The starting point was the right grip of a Sony PS2 Dual Flight stick controller. This was due to the ergonomics and potential to house the multitude of buttons needed. The PS4 controller board is housed in a seperate appendage mounted to the far side of the grip housing. The PS4 touch pad was not utilized at this point due to complexity and lack of proper location. The wiring from the controller to the buttons would go through a small conduit between the grip and the board housing. The soldier adapted to this new form factor very well and has been using it extensively.
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project-18

This XBOX One rig was made for a wounded Army Ranger at the San Antonio Medical Center. He lost his right arm mid-bicep. The controller itself was mounted to a flexible arm which can be moved as needed. The ABXY buttons, right joystick, right trigger and right bumper all had to be relocated to other controls. The ABXY was moved to a movable arch of buttons. An approach we used many times before. The right joystick was moved to a seperate oversized stick and the right trigger and bumper pair were placed on the left underside of the controller itself. The original rig was mounted to a table type cart but has since been changed to a lap type system with the right stick mounted to his wheelchair arm. This system has been very playable for him and is used a lot.
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project-17

This was probably the simplest invasive mod so far. The user, an Army Specialist, was a retro gamer and wanted his Nintendo Super NES controller adapted so he could use his nerve damaged left hand. We needed to build up the left directional control (no joystick) for his left hand to get a better grip on it and the left shoulder button to the right side so it could be pressed with his right index finger or thumb when needed. The end product was very playable and now allows him to use his library of classic Nintendo games once again.
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project-19

This controller rig was made for a Marine EOD Tech who lost his right leg, right arm below the elbow, and three fingers on his right hand. His PS4 rig was contructed to allow him to still use all of his good and residual limbs. His left leg controlled the L1 and L2 using a foot pedal pair. His right arm nub or prosthetic controlled the 4 action buttons and right stick. His left 2 fingers controlled the D-pad and left stick and his right prosthetic leg used a knee paddle assembly. His right leg prosthetic had a tendency to move so an LED light pair was added on the top of the table top to alert him if he accidently hit one of the leg paddles. The PS4 controller itself was velcroed to the tabletop to prevent movement while his fingers press the buttons and joystick.
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