Follow us : Twitch Youtube Twitter Instagram Facebook

SpecialEffect News

SpecialEffect News

11 Apr 2019

Drew plays console again - after ten years!

Drew’s got some catching up to do! He hasn’t played on a console for over a decade because of a high spinal injury, but our therapists Gill and Jacob have come up with a custom control setup that makes the most of his limited movement. He’s already getting stuck Forza Horizon 4 on the Xbox to get back up to speed, and he can’t wait to try out Call of Duty and other games.

To max out the number of controls possible, Gill and Jacob positioned eight small button switches on a velcro tray where his fingers can reach them. Thumbstick extensions on a controller bring his left hand into use, and a head-operated switch completes the setup.

Jacob’s busy researching other open world games for Drew to try, and we’re all excited that he’s got a universe of gaming experiences waiting for him!

Drew lying in bed operating his gaming setup

Related posts

Joe's enjoying some Forza and FIFA fun!
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Joe's enjoying some Forza and FIFA fun!

We were so excited to be able to help Joe recently. A spinal lesion over 35 years ago left him w ..
Drew plays console again - after ten years!
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Drew plays console again - after ten years!

Drew’s got some catching up to do! He hasn’t played on a console for over a decade because of a  ..
Ryan's kicking up snow!
Friday, March 29, 2019

Ryan's kicking up snow!

Here's some precision positioning! Our team caught up with Ryan a few days ago. He has Duchenne  ..
Brendan takes control
Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Brendan takes control

What was the most requested video game for our service delivery team in 2018? The answer is FIFA ..
Levelling the playing field for Nick
Monday, March 04, 2019

Levelling the playing field for Nick

Nick was an avid gamer before his Guillain-barré syndrome stopped him playing FIFA and Fortnite  ..
"Your world’s not over, it’s just beginning."
Thursday, February 28, 2019

"Your world’s not over, it’s just beginning."

Take a couple of minutes to listen to Steve describing the hope and independence we were able to ..

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Learn about the latest SpecialEffect news, upcoming events and and how you can get involved. We send our email newsletters once every two months and you can unsubscribe at any time. We won't share your details with anyone.

Copyright © SpecialEffect All Rights Reserved. Reg. Charity No: 1121004
Web Design and Digital Marketing by Urban Element