A man made a game console for his disabled daughter.
Rory Steel, Director of Digital Jersey Academy (USA), the father of the story created a Nintendo Switch gaming controller for 7-year-old daughter Ava with paraplegia – a form of spinal cord injury that is difficult to talk and move .
Steel made the handle using Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller, which combined a number of components purchased on eBay. The total cost of making the handle is 110 euros.
The video of Ava enjoying the game with Steel’s handle has reached more than 800,000 views on Twitter.
Claiming to be a tinkerer, Steel said Ava suggested he make the handle after watching an online video. The final product is a Nintendo gaming controller with 2 large analog sticks, arcade-like buttons connected to the Xbox Adaptive Controller. Steel revealed it only took 2 weekends to perfect the product.
Ava’s younger brother Corben (also suffering from paraplegia) was excited to play games with his sister with a handle made by his father.
A touching story about a father who plays a game console for his children is shared by Bryce Johnson, founder of Microsoft’s Tech Lab.
Xbox Adaptive Controller is a device developed by Microsoft with programmable buttons, 19 ports for different types of joysticks and joysticks. This design helps disabled gamers to play games more easily.
Microsoft also works with organizations like the Cerebral Palsy Foundation to create special containers that help people with disabilities open and use the product themselves.
Steel revealed that this is just the first version of the handle, he wants to improve them so that his daughter will be easier to use in the future. He said he will post detailed instructions online for those who want to make similar handles.