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Please help to better this device.
This joystick was created as an alternative computer mouse to help a sick family friend.
After battling Guillian-Barre syndrome with a short-term period in induced coma, my friend’s rehabilitation required to re-learn basic hand movements and other physical activities which many of us take for granted.
This joystick was designed to sit in the hand while lying in bed. The large button on top of the device reduces the amount of effort required to perform a mouse click, while the joystick creates a more controlled method of positioning the mouse cursor.
Apart from helping out a friend, I want this project to be released to the community, within an open source ideology, in hope that this may help others in similar situation, or used in ways that are not intended here.
Please – take this idea and recreated it. Modify/redesign it to be used for an alternative reason. With the help of an open community, this project could assist many people in need.
The support is the hardest thing to get right. 4mm approx..grid, not lines.
This device was co-design with the patient in hospital. Applying rudimentary prototyping to establish form.
The spring for the buttons is produce through the material, and could be created in one part. There are only two printed parts required to create assembly.