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September 24, 2022 at 9:41 pm #16121
Hi all, I’m an OT, and I work with a 7 year old with partial hand paralysis. He can use his nintendo switch joy con stick toggles, but not the small buttons that allow him to jump and shoot (I think – I’m not a player myself!).
Can someone design an adaptation to allow for larger button access for these functions that would clip right onto his Switch?
Can it be done?
MerrileaOctober 13, 2022 at 7:21 am #19112
Hi! We created a design that might work and were wondering what you thought of it. Here is it in a sketch and also drawn in Autodesk. One part covers over one button, so you would need one for each button (4).
1 user thanked author for this post.October 13, 2022 at 12:24 pm #19089
There are some existing designs.
would either of these work for your client?
I am happy to help with printing out some prototypes.
MimiNovember 13, 2022 at 1:57 pm #19604
Thanks so much for your reply – I’m sorry I’m late in responding. I am having a hard time picturing how all 4 button adaptations ( or all 8 buttons if you adapt both joy cons) would fit onto the controller? Could I see a simple sketch? I like the prototype, as it seems like very little effort would be needed to push the buttons. He needs something that responds to a very light touch.November 13, 2022 at 2:03 pm #19605
Thanks Mimi for your reply, I’m sorry I’m so late in responding. I think this model might work, but what I can’t tell is how much effort it would take to push the buttons. This child has a very light touch – he likely needs the advantage of a lever design to push the buttons.
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