The Impact of the Michigan Assistive Technology Program
Last Updated on January 19, 2023.
(Data from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.)
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Jon has been working with Kendra Boyden, our outpatient CTRS, on getting back to gaming. Jon had a motor vehicle accident which resulted in a high-level Spinal Cord Injury. Jon discussed the importance of getting back to gaming. He said, “For me it would be keeping my mind off of the injury. It’s now easy to game with friends online. It can be hard to meet up in person, so gaming allows me to still connect with those that I like to game with. I like to play Call of Duty or Escape from Tarkov with friends.” The benefits that he finds from gaming are the social aspect and the challenge for his mind while gaming. Jon has used the Xbox adaptive controller and Logitech adaptive gaming buttons in Rec Therapy. He has ordered the “quad stick” which is a sip and puff controller that individuals can use on a PC or counsel. Jon is looking forward to getting his sip and puff controller as it will give him more adaptability to games he enjoys playing and will give him independence in returning to gaming.