Having developed many digital hardware and software products, including the board layout and manufacturing setup for more than a dozen circuit boards, and having worked on numerous software projects in a variety of languages, I knew I had the ability to design a joystick that would continue the work Ken had started. Ever since a member of my family was victimized by Lou Gehrig's disease, I have been looking for an opportunity to apply my skill set towards something that would be of benefit to someone in a similar situation.
Once I saw this picture on the Ken's website, I knew I had found that opportunity and contacted Ken.
The goals of the QuadStick are to provide an inexpensive, self contained tool that allows the disabled gamer to play video games at a high level and participate as an equal in the social communities that form around them.
In June 2013, I was contacted by Matt Victor, a C1 quadriplegic and customer of Ken's, who offered to test the QuadStick and give feedback and advice, which resulted in many changes during the development.
Great Falls, Montana
Matt Victor demonstrates a QuadStick prototype: