WS46 - Customizable Computer Control Schemes in Adaptive Recreation: From Screen to Sail and Snow

Session Information
Session ID: 
WS46
Date & Time: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Location: 
Tech Lab Jackson
Session Description
Session Type: 
Abstract: 

This workshop explores the use of customizable assistive input devices for adaptive sports equipment and virtual sport simulations. This work is primarily focused on the development of a customized control scheme for use in a sailing and alpine ski computer simulation. The session will also show the use of these customized settings in real world sailing and alpine skiing recreational equipment by individuals with tetraplegia. Current technology mostly utilizes joystick or Sip-and-Puff commands for control, the customizable input device that will be discussed during this session allows an array of control options that can be adapted to each individual user.

Presenter(s)

James D Gardner

Session Handout