Mobility solutions manufacturer mo-vis has announced the launch of the HID Joysticks which enable users with limited muscular strength to operate computers and game controllers independently.
The Belgian firm, which develops and produces special input devices and accessories for users of power wheelchairs, has made two models, the Micro and Multi.
The Micro requires a minimum of 8.5 gram force, while the Multi requires a minimum force of 50 gram force and both models can be operated by the hand, fingers or chin.
The HID joysticks have been developed for people with Tetraplegia and neuro and muscular diseases as well as other advanced diseases such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Both models are a composite Human Interface Device (HID) which means they both contain three HID classes – the HID mouse, HID keyboard and HID joystick. The joysticks connect via USB to a PC, XBOX game console, Android, iOS or any other USB host device that is compatible with HID equipment.
This means the user can connect the HID interface directly to the USB port of their game console as long as there is native support. Both models are also combatable with Bluetooth adapters.
Rebecca Van Craeymeersch, Product Manager, mo-vis, commented: “We know that many people with various disabilities struggle to use gaming devices and children are often left feeling excluded as they are unable to play online games with their friends.
“This became even more apparent during the pandemic when children were unable to meet with their friends for weeks on end. We believe that the launch of the HID joysticks will change this and potentially revolutionize the gaming industry for these people.”
Unfortunately, not all games have been designed to support a mouse/keyboard input, and the details of which games are supported can be found here.
Most game consoles do not allow access to third party controllers, therefore, only games which accept HID mouse, keyboard and joystick can be played with the HID joystick.
To try to stop users being left out, Xbox created their own adaptive controllers (XAC) which allow a third party device (such as the HID) to be used.
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