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Accessible Game Controllers

Paul Robinson, a mechanical engineering undergraduate at Griffith University and C6 quadriplegic, explores accessible off-the-shelf gaming consoles and the journey that lead him to design and build his own customised 3D printed accessible controller.

Accessible Game Controllers by Paul Robinson. Using Technology to solve everyday problems.
Lindsay Nott, Author of the My C5 Life Podcast sits in his wheelchair on the grass overlooking Burleigh Beach on the Gold Coast.

Lindsay Nott:
My C5 Life Podcast

My C5 Life with Lindsay Nott is about challenging the many misconceptions in the general public about people with disability.

This podcast is for everyone who is curious about life with a disability. Lindsay speaks to other people with disability about their lived experience and how they improvise and adapt to live the life they want – including with innovative technology and travel!

Quadstick and
Gaming Accessibility

The Quadstick is a fully customisable game controller created by Embedded Systems Developer Fred Davidson, in collaboration with the late retired Aerospace Engineer Ken Yankelevitz and C1 Quadriplegic Matt Victor.

A photo of Justin Hua using the Quadstick for video gaming
Peter 2.0: The Human Cyborg - A Synopsis by Dr David R. Painter, HabITec

Peter 2.0:
The Human Cyborg

Peter: The Human Cyborg documents Dr Peter Scott-Morgan’s battle against motor neurone disease (MND), a progressive and terminal neurological condition that causes loss of muscle control, paralysis and locked-in syndrome (full awareness, but an inability to speak). Most people with MND die from respiratory failure within 3-5 years. Peter’s plan is to save his life by embracing machines.

Robot-Assisted stroke rehabilitation therapy

The breakthrough discovery that the brain is not hardwired but rather plastic, supports the approach of relearning movements and not just compensatory strategies, further pushing the development of robots to support rehabilitation therapy.

Robot assisted stroke rehab therapy
New innovations in virtual reality to transform brain injury rehabilitation

New innovations in virtual reality to transform brain injury rehabilitation

Bringing together neuroscience, AI and gaming to assess and treat spatial attention following brain injury.

Hearoes and Hopkins Centre unite to win “Early innovation award”.

Imagine the happiness, excitement and freedom of being able to hear sounds around you for the first time!

Hearoes and Hopkins centre
Innovations in VR to transform brain injury rehab

Lindsay Nott: Enhancing my life through technology

Lindsay Nott, HabITec Ambassador and author of the blog-based platform MyC5Life talks technology and how it has made a positive impact on his life, helping him to become more independent.

Eyegaze technology: 
A consumer overview

Eyegaze or eye tracking technology allows a user to control their computer, mobile or tablet device just by moving their eyes.  This can be life changing for people who have limited or no function in their arms or legs, or even with full body paralysis, such as locked-in syndrome.

Hearoes and Hopkins centre
Innovations in VR to transform brain injury rehab

Estimating Movement Smoothness from Inertial Measurement Units

Movement smoothness is a fairly intuitive concept: most people can easily distinguish the well-coordinated, free flowing movements of a professional ballerina from those of a beginner.

Bespoke solutions through co-design collaboration

Operating a powerchair using a chin joystick controller can be tricky: people with a SCI reported that the joystick is slippery, causing difficulties to control the powerchair.

Hearoes and Hopkins centre
Innovations in VR to transform brain injury rehab

An overview on
Virtual Reality (VR)
for clinical settings

Virtual reality is replacing the real world with an artificial one, this can include swapping your real body for a digital avatar, so that you can interact with the digital environment and digital objects using your virtual body.

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Menzies Health Institute QLD

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Nathan Campus
Mt Gravatt QLD

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