The QuadStick is a mouth-operated joystick which has four sip and puff sensors, a lip position sensor, and a push switch for a variety of different functions.
Jay received the device with support from our Allied Health Services, who assisted him to apply for funding from the Community Aids, Equipment and Assistive Technologies Initiative (CAEATI), along with pressure mapping and cushion reviews so he can play comfortably.
This was a first for the CAEATI scheme in Queensland, and was achieved with considerable persistence from our occupational therapist and plenty of patience from Jay. Firstly, online gaming participation needed to be acknowledge and recognised as valid for the CAEATI scope, and secondly, an Australian importer needed to be found for the US product.
Watch Jay demonstrate the QuadStick, using customised programming for each of the nine games that are set up on his device. While Jay has some hand function and supplements some of the game controls by using his keyboard, it has been designed for people with no hand function and can be adapted to suit.
To find out more about the QuadStick, call our Allied Health Services on 07 3391 2044 or 1800 810 513 (toll free).