Design For One 

Designing a Controller for a Paraplegic patient

Designing a Ultra Customize Gaming Controller and Keyboard for a quadriplegic patient 

Design for One is a project explores utilizing digital fabrication and electronic prototyping techniques to build a game controller and a mouse for a quadriplegic patient over a six-month period. We present two products (keyboard and mouse) and DIY electronic prototyping techniques, which were developed in a collaborative effort between the designers and a quadriplegic teenager. We suggest that DIY and personal digital fabrication techniques can be adopted by occupational therapists and assistive technologists in particular cases, or where the traditional techniques fail to support or meet patients’ requirements.   


My Role in the Project: Principle Investigator, Prototype, Material exploration, User Study, Field Deployment

Lin. H, Leila. A, Wakkary. R, "Design forone: a game controller for a quadriplegic gamer", CHI (2014), poster

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