During the CES 2023, Sony announced its first video game controller for people with disabilities, which will be compatible with playstation 5 and it can be customized so that each player adapts it to their needs.
“It is designed to address the most common challenges among gamers with motor limitations, such as difficulty holding the controller for a long time, pressing buttons or triggers too close to each other, or optimally positioning fingers and thumbs on a conventional controller” , he claimed Hideaki NishinoSenior Vice President of Platform Planning and Management for the Japanese company.
Among its functions is the possibility of modifying the distance of the joystick, replacing the buttons or having one of them execute two functions at the same time. Also, it allows you to save and access three different profiles, since each video game may need a different configuration.
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Gamers will have the option of connecting two controllers of this type to a DualSense to increase your mobility. In addition, it has four 3.5-millimeter ports where you can connect switches and accessories to integrate more buttons and levers.
The device has not finished its development phase, so it does not yet have a release date, while more data is collected from the community and experts to improve the user experience.
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With the aim of optimizing the mobility and work of employees at airports, Will unveiled an autonomous electric chair that is focused on helping people with mobility difficulties.
This device will prevent airports from having to invest time and money in personnel dedicated to moving others around the area in a wheelchair, because with this device users will only have to select their destination on the screen or ask someone for help. and they will be taken there.
The service promises to be “safe and reliable thanks to the electric chair’s ability to detect and avoid obstacles” thanks to sensors and automatic brakes. At the moment the mobility goes from point to point, but the company hopes to soon add the possibility of making stops to go to the bathroom, restaurants or shops along the way.
The company has already carried out the first tests in several airports in USAincluding Atlanta, San Jose and Grand Rapids, with positive results that allowed them to install a permanent station at the end of 2022 in the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport in Manitoba.
The development of this autonomous electronic chair earned the company an innovation award at the CES 2022 for the second consecutive year, after having done so in the last edition with a folding chair specifically designed for travel.