Missouri Man Helping the Disabled Enjoy Gaming

By: KOLR / CBS
By: KOLR / CBS

Video games are one of the most popular forms of entertainment.

An estimated 67 percent of US households play video games.

But what about those with disabilities who want to play the games, but just can't.

A Missouri man hopes he found the solution.

Caleb Kraft is a master of his craft--A self-proclaimed tinkerer.

And, Kraft’s is tinkering has put him into position to possibly help anyone with a disability and a passion for video games.

"Uh let's see, sonic, mind craft, and I also really like halo." It’s No secret Thomas Canter Loves video games "Uh more than anyone ever in the universe" He adds.

But Thomas' ability to game could be more limited in the future. He explains, "It's my reflexes, I cant press a button really fast so I'm not able to speed run in certain games."

Thomas has muscular dystrophy and so to make sure Thomas' gaming doesn't take a pause, Caleb Kraft tinkered his way into the picture.

"I started the controller project to connect tinkers like me with those in need." Kraft explains.

The physical needs such as this ramp are obvious for those with MD, but Caleb's goal is to take control of the psychological needs.

"The leisure aspect is often ignored in terms of what's available to people." Kraft says.

So Caleb created a totally customizable computer and video game controller.

Kraft elaborates on the technology, "This is the brain that actually fools the computer into thinking all these little parts are the computer and mouse."

No matter the need, the controller can be customized to fit the person.

Caleb hopes a controller like this is a long term to solution.

More is available on a website is called "the controller project."

Caleb has put how-to video's on the site as well has all his instructions.

And, the entire thing is free. Caleb said he is not in it to make a profit.


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