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03 Jan 2018

Vivek's back in the game for the New Year!

Vivek found pressing the back buttons on his PS4 controller difficult because of the lack of strength in his fingers and hands, but he’s now gaming again thanks to a custom setup worked out by our therapists Nomi and Frankie!

Vivek’s Muscular Dystrophy was limiting his gaming, so the first step was to help him hold his controller more comfortably by supporting its weight on a velcro-based wedge and tray. The team then substituted in some lightweight joysticks, and remapped the L1, R1, L2 and R2 controls to tiny lightweight switches placed around his tray.

"I can't thank you enough," he later tweeted, "You've made gaming fun again!"

Below: Vivek with his new setup enjoying some Batman: Arkham Knight action


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