Development of a video game control interface for PMD

Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Motoki Takagi, Yukie Kayano, Ikuo Yoneda, Takeshi Shigenari

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Game controllers for persons with progressive muscular dystrophy have recently been developed. This controller is for the users who cannot press the command buttons on the standard video game controllers. When the user selects the command from the virtual controller on the personal computer by using the mouse, the controller operates the video game controller for the user. This controller consists of the user interface software which works on the PC as a virtual game controller and a signal control unit which emulates pressing buttons of the video game controller electrically. The game controller we developed is now in use and we have received positive feedback

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelected Papers from the Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology. 23rd JCAART 2008, Niigata
EditorsHisaichi Ohnabe, Masayoshi Ohnabe, Hisaichi Ohnabe, Diane M. Collins, Rory A. Cooper
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAssistive Technology Research Series
ISSN (Print)1383-813X
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8071


  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • User Interface
  • Video Game

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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