THE PROBLEM: Sever paralysis leaves this gentleman with very limited hand movement in the up and down direction with his fingers. However, the principals used in this project can vary widely to suit individual needs. Firstly, there is no possible way he can "hold" the controller. Secondly, the forward facing buttons are completely out of reach.
THE SOLUTION: First, the controller is fused onto a plastic base, the underside of which is coated with a non-slip material such that when placed on a book or other flat surface the controller stays pointed at the TV. Then through a set of levers as shown the forward facing horizontal buttons are activated by a vertical motion down on levers designed to be just below the fingers.