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21 Nov 2019

​Kaleigh’s pinkie promise comes good

Kayleigh had a stroke a few years ago leaving her with muscle weakness on her right side, but she carried on playing Borderlands by stretching her fingers across the joysticks on a standard controller. It was functional but uncomfortable, so she asked for our help.

Nomi, one of our specialist occupational therapists takes up the story: “We found that an Evil lefty controller mounted on a small triangular wedge solved most of Kayleigh’s difficulties. She could use the face buttons and triggers, but we still needed a place for the right joystick.”

“That’s when the years of practice of using her little finger to move the joystick came into play, and we found the perfect position for an extension joystick just under the controller so her amazing little finger could move it.”

With that, Kayleigh was back in action ready to take on Borderlands 2 with her team online. And when her cat, Ginge, curled up on top of our assessment kit boxes, Nomi just had to take a photo!

Below: Kaleigh's powerful pinkie, and an immovable Ginge

montage: close-up of gaming setup, and a cat sitting on a box

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