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One-handed Xbox 360 controller from Ben Heck

Apr 18, 2007
Ben Heck is continuing amazing us with its creations and his imagination. Now he has created a one-handed Xbox 360 controller. Ben has done it for a serviceman that got injured in Iraq. Well, everybody wants to have fun, doesn't matter if they have lost their hand.

What would you do to make a controller one-handed? Ben has moved all the buttons from right side to the bottom of the gadget controller under the fingers of the left hand. Although he had to move the batteries compartment to the right side but it is not that difficult.

Let us see how he did that: Ben placed the four right-thumb buttons at the middle finger, the right bumper he has placed at the ring finger. The right trigger was placed at the pinky. The left trigger was placed at the index finger. To be even more comfortable gadget the controller's left stick is placed on an extension that stays on your leg or any other surface to support the controller. So this is how you control all the buttons on the controller with only one hand.

The other nice thing about the modified controller is that it can still rumble. These gadget controllers will be very popular because they can not only be used by injured people but a normal person can use them. I think that it is comfortable because your right hand is free, for example when you eat, drink etc.

Very soon we might see these controllers in mass production, we hope so. However, before that happens all you got to do is order one from Ben Heck.


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» posted by: murphy / Dec 18, 2010 01:35 AM
i was shot in the head in afghanistan and lost the control of the complete left side of my body how would i go about getting a right handed version i am at the dmrc headley courtso i av sen ur left handed 1 in action
» posted by: Dan Richards / Sep 02, 2010 07:57 PM
i lost my whole right arm in a motorbike accident last year, i miss playing my xbox and would love to play it again, i saw this and got a little excited how can i get one of these? please email me at

Danielrichards453@hotmail.com
» posted by: kate / Mar 18, 2009 03:02 AM
so these dont actually exist??? can someone clarify this as i have a client who is desperate for one and i would hate to give him false hope.
» posted by: sidney squirrel / Mar 15, 2009 04:06 AM
hi, i recently lost both feet in a high speed police persuit involving dynamite. can i buy a kontrollaa?
» posted by: James / Mar 12, 2009 04:19 AM
Stop jerking people around Ben, either you have created a one handed controller for the xbox 360 or you haven't , its been 2yrs talking about the same controller and not one on the market anywhere .
Here's a great idea Ben what blueprints you have of this controller just sell them to Japan or China and i bet you they will a controller out on the market in less than a year.
» posted by: chito / Jan 27, 2009 01:50 AM
i saw ur site and i'm very interested in buying a left handed controler for my brother who has ceribral palsy. i told him about u guys and he is so exicited. how do i go about ordering one. please get back to us. thanks so much. my email is romeroy23@yahoo.com
» posted by: lynn / Dec 13, 2008 04:02 PM
Made a mistake in my email address for my previous enquiry about the one handed controller for xbox

email address is millar01@sky.com many thanks
» posted by: lynn / Dec 04, 2008 08:58 PM
I was really surprised that there was not a controller already avail for xbox 360 on the market for people with disabilities until now especially with all the other technology thats around so keep up the great work

I was wondering how i would go about getting one and how much one of these controllers cost to buy, i would need one for right hand though, i have been looking everywhere to get one for my son who has recently lost the feeling down his left side due to a stroke. if anyone can help please let me know, email address is lmillar01@sky.com many thanks.
» posted by: ben / Sep 08, 2008 10:12 PM
very nice idea. good for people who cant use both hands
» posted by: I play games for work! / Aug 28, 2008 02:47 AM
Good work my friend!! The world needs more people like yourself!! Keep up the good work.
» posted by: hdsportygramma--aol.com / Aug 14, 2008 08:11 PM
Excellent...how can we get one? Son has lost use of left (dominant) hand!! Help..E-mail to hdsportygramma--aol.com
» posted by: brian / Jul 30, 2008 09:18 PM
hi i lost my left hand due to dynamite accident and i still play my xbox 360 with one hand but is very hard to do id very much would like to have a one handed controller if u can email me on how to get one it be very much appreciated thanx brian email at bandit0069@aol.com
» posted by: Bill Wilkinson / Dec 18, 2007 09:24 AM
Sorry Ben forgot to add my email address so here it is: iambillwilkinson@googlemail.com
» posted by: Bill Wilkinson / Dec 18, 2007 09:17 AM
Hi Ben,
My son has just had his left arm amputated due to cancer. Do you do a right-handed controller and is it available to puchase.
Thanks very much,

Bill
» posted by: Teresa Roof / Nov 27, 2007 11:03 PM
Hi Ben, my son recently loss the use of his right arm and hand in a motorcycle accident. I would really like to get him the X Box 360 modified controller for Christmas. Can you e-mail me and tell me how I can get one. troof@twcny.rr.com
Thank you, Teresa
» posted by: Victor / Oct 28, 2007 06:43 AM
Hello ben, can you please send me some info on a right handed controler plz. olartevictor@hotmail.com
» posted by: Chris / Sep 13, 2007 04:48 AM
Hi Ben,
You definitely have a terrific gift and it would help thousands. My nephew just lost his fingers on his left hand and would be interested in getting one for him if at all possible. Please email me at chris.frost@infores.com with information.

Thanks,
Chris
» posted by: danya / Jun 03, 2007 05:19 AM
hello i lost the use of my left arm, and i love gaming. but cant injoy any of it now. i would love to get that controller for 360 and or ps3 please contact me at silvershorty03@yahoo.com with some contact to Ben Heck
» posted by: shane pearson / May 17, 2007 10:46 AM
hi, i just lost my right arm in a motorcycle acc, i seen your control and i am very imprest. i would realy like one myself, if there is any chance i could get one could you please let me no thankyou.. my email is armz1@hotmail.com
» posted by: andrew / Apr 19, 2007 01:49 AM
pretty cool
» posted by: Lobin / Apr 18, 2007 07:45 PM
Great for all those who wish to play even thou they have injuries. Good job Ben Heck!

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