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Game controllers for quadriplegics

Quadstick:
A game controller for quadriplegics

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Quadstick

Some things just need to exist.  This is one of them.

The Quadstick provides a hands-free way to play modern video games on consoles and personal computers.

The Quadstick comes in three different models to fit your needs and budget.

The Quadstick is available in three versions:  The FPS, the Singleton, and the Original

The Quadstick FPS has a joystick, four sip/puff pressure sensors and a Lip position sensor which can be assigned to output to any game controller button or axis, or to any mouse movement, button or keyboard key.  The mapping between the inputs and outputs can be customized by the user and changed quickly while playing a game. 

The Quadstick Singleton has a joystick and a single sip/puff sensor.  It provides a lower cost alternative for users who do not need the complexity of a game controller and wish to operate a personal computer.

The original Quadstick has the same sensor and software capabilities as the FPS model for a lower cost.  It is also easier to physically move the joystick for users that may find it difficult to move the stiffer joystick used in the FPS.


Mounting Arm Kits:

The Quadstick needs a mounting arm to hold it in front of the user.  Quadstick offers three choices in mounting arm kits. 

The Magic Arm kit is the strongest and stiffest mounting arm kit.  It consists of a Super Clamp, a 20" long Pivot arm and a short Double Socket arm that attaches to the back of the Quadstick.

The Articulated Arm has three joints that allow it to be moved in many directions.  The kit includes a Super Clamp, a 22" long Articulated Arm and a short Double Socket arm that attaches to the back of the Quadstick.

The Flexible Arm kit is a heavy duty bendable goose-neck arm, plus a Super Clamp and a short Double Socket arm that attaches to the back of the Quadstick.

Accessories


The CronusMax Plus adapts the QuadStick to the XBox consoles or the PS4.  It is a versatile device that can connect between the Quadstick, a game console, and optionally, a Windows PC.  It can be used when combining 3rd party input devices, like the UltraStik 360 or Tobii Eye-Gaze, to create a customized game controller setup.

The Remote Bluetooth Adapter (RBA) provides the Quadstick with the ability to work wirelessly, via Bluetooth, with a CronusMax Plus connected to a remote game console. 

The Quadstick normally connects directly to a CronusMax Plus with a ten foot USB cable.  The RBA is for those situations where a USB cable is not appropriate.  The Quadstick's internal Bluetooth module can connect directly to PC's or Android devices, so the RBA is not meant for those devices.  The Quadstick still needs a source of power when used with the RBA.

The UltraStik 360 is an arcade style analog joystick.  The Quadstick Manager Program can relay its position, and up to eight button inputs, to the Quadstick over a USB or serial connection, where it can be used as a second joystick or switch inputs.

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The QuadStick is a mouth operated game controller for Quadriplegics.

The QuadStick is available in three models, the original QuadStick, the Singlton, and the QuadStick FPS.  The primary difference between the two game controller models is the joystick module.  The QuadStick FPS has a larger, more precise joystick with a stronger centering spring than the original model.  When choosing between the two models, it should be noted that the QuadStick FPS may not the best choice for some users with disabilities affecting muscle strength.

QuadSticks game controllers have four sip & puff sensors and a lip position sensor, all connected to a 32-bit ARM processor that converts the sensor inputs into USB and Bluetooth signals for PC's & Game consoles.

The QuadStick is directly compatible with the PS3, Android, and many PC games that use a joystick, mouse or keyboard. Through the use of a 3rd party USB adapter, XBox 360, XBox One, and PS4 consoles can be used, as well as PC games that require an XBox 360 controller.

The QuadStick appears to the host device as a PS3 compatible Gamepad, Mouse, Keyboard and Flash drive.

The connections between the input sensors and the signals sent to the host are configurable by the user and can be quickly changed between pre-configured profiles, while playing a game, to match different situations in the game. Specific configuration profiles can easily be created for games that require combinations or unique control inputs.

The QuadStick comes with a one year warranty and has a thirty day no-questions-asked return policy.  The online shopping cart accepts either credit cards or PayPal.