The Xbox Adaptive Controller already makes gaming more accessible if you're in a wheelchair, but wouldn't it be better if you could use the wheelchair itself as a controller? You can now. AbleGamers Charity has
a Freedom Wing Adapter that lets you use the joystick on a power wheelchair as an Xbox One controller. The design revolves around the combination of an adapter board and an Adafruit Feather M4 that translates the input from the joystick into commands the Adaptive Controller can understand.
A few notes:— AbleGamers Charity (@AbleGamers) January 31, 2020
AbleGamers grants are already giving these out. They are available immediately
We'll be working with @at_makers to publish the instructions for how to make these
Freedom Wing will allow play on other platforms/PC
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The results speak for themselves. As you can see in the clip below, the Freedom Wing is good enough to handle some Rocket League. You might not want to handle a complex first-person action title with this, but it's considerably more elegant than some solutions.
You might not have to wait to use one, either. AbleGamers is already handing out its adapter thanks to grants, and it's working with its partner A.T. Makers to publish details for making one yourself. All told, it's estimated to cost just $30 to $35 (besides the price of the Adaptive Controller) to make a polished device with relatively little expertise. Many wheelchair-using gamers could soon have an easy time playing Xbox titles with an interface they already know, and the technology should work for both other consoles and PCs.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more
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