I always enjoyed “vegging” out occasionally and playing games on my Playstation 2, I love the Metal Gear Solid series and Ratchet and Clank. As you can image I’d figured my game playing days were over since it generally requires two fairly dextrous hands to use a game controller.
Anyhow, thought I’d give it a go the other day. I balanced the controller on my leg, using my right hand to hold it as normal and my left stump to try and move the left joystick. The problem is the tip of my stump is quite “squishy” so its hard to get precise control, which led to many untimely deaths.
Kerry had the bright idea of using the gel sleeve from my prosthetic, which has a rubber end to it. This worked a little better, although it was still hard to get precise control since I can’t see the joystick under the stump.
The next challenge was the cable wasn’t really longer enough for me to get comfortable, I had to sit on the edge of the foot rest we have with our sofa and balance the controller on my legs. The solution was to buy one of those wireless controllers and now I can sit quite comfortably on the sofa and brace the controller in my lap while I play.
I’ll be interested to see if things improve once I get my prosthetic this week, I might be able to use the claw to hold the left joystick, or maybe someone has designed a Playstation attachment…never give up I say!