Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Adapted Video-Game Controller Use Following Upper-Extremity Injury and Amputation: From Fun to Functional!
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Warfighter Engaged, Wayne, NJ, USA
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, USA
Article Information
Hand and Upper Extremity / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Adapted Video-Game Controller Use Following Upper-Extremity Injury and Amputation: From Fun to Functional!
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505089. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO2005
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505089. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO2005
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

Engagement in video-game play has become a popular meaningful occupation for clients today. For individuals who have sustained upper-extremity injury or amputation that limits function, game play through the use of custom-adapted game controllers can provide a multitude of psychological and functional benefits. This mixed-methods study explored the impact of adapted video-game controller use on the quality of life of 20 participants who sustained upper-extremity amputations or injuries.

Primary Author and Speaker: Kaitlyn Jones

Additional Authors and Speakers: Carol Coté