Games skills help wheelchair teen

Sam Mansel, a teenager from from Milford Haven (Whales, UK), is using skills learned on a PlayStation to drive a custom-built wheelchair.

For several years, he suffers from athetoid cerebral palsy which means control of his arms, hands and legs is disrupted by spontaneous and unwanted violent movement. So, Sam used switches controlled by his chin to master computer games.


Inspired by it, experts from Morriston Hospital developed a new chair using the same technology.

Because he had developed so much “chin dexterity” over the years, he did not need any instruction to operate his new wheelchair and he can now go out and about a lot more.

Via BBC News.